Posted by FiddlerPaul71 on Saturday, December 29, 2018
Hi Friends, many of you know I started an Old-Time TOTW (Tune Of The Week) series on YouTube 1/2 year ago. Yep, last week was my 26th week. It's been a lot of work, but something I've really enjoyed doing. Part of my mission is not only to share and spread more tunes (especially ones that are obscure and not widely known), but also to share some of the history of the fiddlers who have passed these tunes down to us through source recordings and, less often, written music where there are no known source recordings. Through doing all of this, I have connected with family members and descendants of some of these fiddlers. This really brings the music to life in a very personal way. The tune that airs tomorrow morning will be a special dedication to Odell Bingham, fiddler Estill Bingam's son, who died just last month at the age of 86. His family shared numerous photos and stories with me and we have had some wonderful correspondence. So, this journey that first started as one of exploring dead male fiddlers has opened up to so much more. I aim to feature tunes passed down by women fiddlers in the upcoming weeks/months, too. It's all so important to the history of Old-Time music. So, please consider following and subscribing to my channel (and/or passing on the link to others you think might be interested) and following my Old-Time TOTW series. Thanks so much!!
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