Today’s Request: Lark In The Morning

Here’s a performance of an Irish Jig called “Lark In The Morning” requested by. I played it on the “Fiddle That Michael Gave Away.” We’re giving it away in a contest. Click here to enter. I take a 3-stage fiddle journey using a D drone. I start with a free-time statement of the melody (like … Continued

Rights Of Man – Fiddle Raga

Here’s a fiddle raga performance of Rights Of Man.  Here is a downloadable mp3 for your listening pleasure (so you can listen to this while walking the dog, doing laundry or going to sleep at night):  Performance liner notes I’m playing a fiddle strung with viola strings tuned DADA. It’s similar to old-time “saw-mill” tuning, … Continued

Mary Had A Little Lamb – Fiddle Raga

Here’s a fiddle raga performance of Mary Had A Little Lamb. What the heck is a fiddle raga? The short answer: it’s an improvisation based around a fiddle melody accompanied by a drone. Here is a downloadable mp3 for your listening pleasure (so you can listen to this while walking the dog, doing laundry or … Continued

Kerry Polka – Fiddle Raga

Here’s a fiddle raga performance of Kerry Polka. What the heck is a fiddle raga? It’s an improvisation based around a fiddle melody accompanied by a drone.  Here’s an mp3 for to listen to here or download to your device so you can listen while walking the dog, doing laundry or going to sleep … Continued

Practice Notes – October 22, 2018

Trying out something new with this post. I’m going to share a few things I’m currently practicing. Stuff that I’m struggling with, stuff that I’m enjoying. In case you haven’t heard, this post comes in the middle of the Fall Practice Challenge 2018. Today is day 8. For fourteen days, fiddlers around the world will play every … Continued

Foxhunter’s Jig – Fiddle Raga

Here’s a fiddle raga performance of Foxhunter’s Jig. If you like this track then download and listen to it while you walk the dog or do the dishes… It’s an improvisation based around a fiddle melody accompanied by a drone. It’s a term I’ve coined as I’ve explored folk fiddling and Hindustani Indian music. What … Continued

Kerfunken Fiddle Raga

Here’s a fiddle raga performance of Kerfunken Jig. If you like this track and you can download and listen to it while you walk the dog:  What is a “fiddle raga”? It’s an improvisation based around a fiddle melody accompanied by a “drone”. What is a raga? Super-simple answer: it’s an Indian musical form in … Continued