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Rocky Pallet: Fiddle Lesson with Craig Judelman

In this lesson Craig Judelman teaches the classic "Rocky Pallet" based on a source version from The Skillet Lickers (1929). This three part tune is a favorite in many local oldtime communities. The fiddle is in standard tuning (GDAE)...

Inaugural Baltimore Old Time Music Festival Recap

Swing and Turn, Jubilee, Live and Learn, Jubilee” rang out from the theater at the Creative Alliance on an unseasonably warm March evening in Baltimore. All in attendance, both on stage and in the crowd, were singing in unison. A thunderous...

Fiddle Noir: African American Fiddlers on Early Phonograph Records 1925-1949

Fiddle Noir represents an incredibly important contribution to the discography of traditional music. The vast majority of exploration into the acoustic music of Black people has focused on the guitar and the banjo. Documentary evidence gathered and presented by Dena J. Epstein...

Pär Persson Mattsson

Hi, I'm Pär. I'm a fiddler raised in Svärdsjö, a small idyllic village in Dalecarlia, Sweden. Folk music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember: my parents were deep into traditional folk dances, and they...

Sheeps and Hogs Going To The Pasture: Fiddle Lesson with Craig Judelman

"Sheeps and Hogs Going to the Pasture" is a fun tune that was played and recorded by Kentucky fiddler Buddy Thomas (1934-1974). It's played in the key of G out of standard tuning: GDAE. The tune is also commonly known as "Sheeps...