Banjo Hangout Logo
Banjo Hangout Logo

Premier Sponsors

Fiddle Lovers Online

Latest fiddle doings

Posted by Mandogryl on Sunday, April 18, 2010

Gosh, it’s been a long time since I’ve made a blog entry, so I thought I would take some time this afternoon and do so.

The two biggest things going on recently are, one, I played a contra-dance last night. Boy, what fun. It was a blast. I highly recommend it if you’ve never tried it. We had several fiddles, a guitar and a cello. The tunes we played were, Big John McNeil, Mon Papa, Maison de Glace, Petites Marionettes, Indian Point/99 medley, Louis Cyr, Lucy Farr’s, Soir et Matin (which we also sang in French). I hope to do that again, soon.
And, two on the fiddle building front, I have gotten well into the neck. I uploaded a couple of neck pics on my home page. The body is finished and I have a box. Today I carved the scroll around the first turn. Still well on course for Fiddle Camp, but this instrument has a new home already, when it is finished. My next fiddle will be mine, and I already have the Red Spruce from Nova Scotia, actually from my friend Otis Thomas. Then it looks like I have a 5-string for a client in Maine. In between I have two F-5 mandolin orders. Busy. Plus I have a novel due out, and a short story due, as well.
I will be taking a holiday in May to visit a fiddler friend and a very special person, and we have been exchanging tunes to learn together, and I look forward to that very much.
I hope everyone has been well.

3 comments on “Latest fiddle doings”

bj Says:
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @4:54:19 PM

Wow, girlfriend, you've been BUSY! It all sounds like good schtuff though, so . . . keep on keepin' on!

Ozarkian DL Says:
Sunday, April 18, 2010 @5:25:33 PM

Sounds like tha good life ta me Steph.

Swing Says:
Monday, April 19, 2010 @4:46:44 AM

That is a great list of tunes, you would fit right into our weekly session. I love Louis Cry, the chord changes in the second part are great.

Play Happy

You must sign into your myHangout account before you can post comments.

More posts from Mandogryl

Newest Posts

Click for Details 'Resonance' 1 day

More >  

Hangout Network Help

View All Topics  |  View Categories