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Old 10-14-2014, 10:33 PM
 
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You are invited!! Maybe we can meet in the middle? I don't want to drive all the way to Louisville either! LOL
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:29 AM
 
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Berea College's annual Celebration of Traditional Music is this coming weekend - events begin on Friday evening and continue throughout the weekend, with some free activities, including jam sessions, and others charging a reasonable fee. Well-worth attending: fall color is approaching its peak and the weather forecast is for cool temps. and clear skies.
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:42 PM
 
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Wish I could! I just got my new Fiddle from Romania this weekend...its a keeper
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Old 10-18-2014, 10:30 AM
 
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Wish I could! I just got my new Fiddle from Romania this weekend...its a keeper
Dont be a fiddle tease ~ Put a picture up!! Who is the builder? Enquiring minds want to know!

Im a guitar/ukulele player. I never was into Bluegrass until I moved here and started to go to festivals on the waterfront and watch all the music stuff on the KET channels, now I love it.
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Old 10-18-2014, 10:13 PM
 
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Yes Yes Pictures Please!! My fiddle was made in 1932 so its still new as far as old fiddles are concerned. It cracked last year due to dryness in the house! Worse day of my life!! I have played Black Mountain Rag for years and not really put a face to it. Now since we have found Kentucky I seen there was a Black Mountain here. I got excited!
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Old 10-27-2014, 06:37 AM
 
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Ok, ask "and ye shall receive!"

Here it is. It was made at the Vasille Gliga factory in Romania and is made from locall grown Carpathian Spruce and Maple. I toof a leap of faith on this one based upon many recommendations from Fiddle friends ( a few of which are from Kentucky ) and I think I've made the best choice. I have a cousin in Kentucky that plays Fiddle, also my great great grandaddy from Hancock County Kentucky "Walter Huff" played a Fiddle at local hoedowns and dances back in the day.

I also got a couple of new Carbon Fiber bows which are very good as well....

here's the website: http://www.violinslover.com/

Here's another place over in southern Illinois that sells nice Chinese Fiddles that are handmade: http://www.thebluegrassshack.com/newviolins.html

thhe plates and neck are rough cut by machines but the rest is finished out by hand. It has a pretty even tone, has that nice "Bluegrass growl" on the "D" and "G" strings and the "A" and "E" strings are nice and piercing but not shrill. The neck is pure Ebony and it's very comfortable. I flattened the bridge and widened the string spacing as well on the bridge. I didn't touch the nut, it's already nice and low.

My favorite Fiddlers are as follows:

Curly Ray Cline, James Price, Bobby Hicks, Chubby Wise, Fiddl'n Paul Warren, Art Stamper, Tommy Jarrel, Frank Gimble, Byron Berline.

What do you guys play on?




I'd love to come and meet, but, I'm in Argentina south-america currently. I won't be back in Kentucky for at least another few years at the earliest unless if something changes beforehand.
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Old 10-28-2014, 10:27 AM
 
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Ohh....and I like fiddler "John Grigsby" as well....he's a Kentucky fiddler as well, from Sandy Hook over in NE Kentucky up around where Sammy Adkins, Loretta, Ricky and Keith Whitley are from..

Here this is for you guys to enjoy....it's Ralph Stanley II

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Roa3a3tfhSM
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Old 10-31-2014, 05:13 PM
 
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Gorgeous!! The way the top is carved/finished is incredible! Very nice.
I hope you have hundreds of years and happy tunes together
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:57 AM
 
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Thanks, it's mostly machine made, at least in the factory they rough cut the tops, backs but hadn carve and graduate everything else. Then they rough cut on a CNC router the necks anf finish them out by hand. So, they're like 50% machine 50% hand made LOL.

Here's one of Ky's best fiddlers IMHO. Born in Louisville raised across the river in Henryville Indiana but his family is all from Kentucky..

It's Michael Cleveland


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DsuxrapnpCg

Live in concert at "Fannin Motors" in Ashland Kentucky, Melvin Goins and John Rigsby, fiddle "Rose Of Ole Kentucky"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf7iAeEGjPY

"Shucking The Corn"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rru5laaDTO0

"Fireball" ( with Melvins grandson playing spoons )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arMcvUInBdo


enjoy!!

Last edited by EricOldTime; 11-03-2014 at 10:14 AM..
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Old 11-12-2014, 10:55 AM
 
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Here's another song. It's called "That's Kentucky" and it's being performed by "Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road" However the song was written by "Tom T. Hall"

Tom is originally from Olive Hill in north eastern Kentucky and is known as one of the most prolific Bluegrass and Country N Western songwriters of our day.

Here's the official video, I think you all will enjoy it!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHwBqU_U6Ow

It has some great harmony singing, twin fiddle harmony and pictures from throughout the commonwealth"
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