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Posted by TrishStepp on Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hi all!  I'm not a fiddle player however my Great Grandpa was "Fiddlin Bill" otherwise known as William Stepp.  My Dad is the late Robert Wise Stepp. 

I'm really missing family and family stories and I don't know...guess I just wanted to say hi to people that are interested in part of my heritage.

I hope all of you have a great day!




7 comments on “New here”

mudbug Says:
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @2:38:27 AM

Hey, Trish! Y'know, you're welcome here, just to hang out with fiddlers, but you might find you get the urge to pick one up yourself. Most of us here were older than you when we started. It's in your blood.

Tommys dad Says:
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @3:39:20 AM

There must some fine old fiddles in your possession. You should really consider playing it is a lot of fun. And as Mudbug says most were "older kids" when we picked up a fiddle.

Cyndy Says:
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @4:06:25 AM

Welcome! Ways of the World is one of my all-time favorite tunes. : )

I agree with the others. If you've ever wished that you could play, find a fiddle and give it a try. I was 48 when I started and it's been a happy and life-changing (seriously) experience.

richdissmore Says:
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @7:01:28 AM

wecome to fiddle hang out fiddleing is fun

brya31 Says:
Tuesday, March 13, 2012 @10:32:25 AM

Hello Trish and welcome!

S_Heriger Says:
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @3:23:09 AM

Hi, Trish. If you go to the video section of this site, I just added a recording of your grandfather playing "Bonaparte's Retreat," made by the LIbrary of Congress in 1937.

TrishStepp Says:
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 @9:01:58 AM

Thanks everyone for the welcome! Thank you as well for the recording of my Great Grandpa playing Bonaparte's Retreat! My Dad was 10 years old at the time that was recorded. My Dad told me before that his whole family used to play music while sitting on the front porch. Thing is, my Dad never was interested in playing....says he was a good listener though! lol

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