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Posted 12/28/2007 1:28:28 PM

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Midwest_Fiddler Says:
Thursday, January 10, 2008 @1:37:49 PM

Beautiful hardingfele.  Post a tune somtime when you get a chance.  I love the sound of them.  I have one made by Ron Poast in Black Earth, WI, USA in 1987.  I play Midwest oldtime tunes on it.

I was playing a dance once in Lawrence, KS and a fellow showed up there with two beautiful hardingfeles, both made in the 1800s i think.  His name was Torgier Strand from Bo in Telemark.  Perhaps you know him.  He is an awesome player.

Chirps

 

MirthTones Says:
Thursday, January 10, 2008 @2:45:41 PM

I just played on one of Poast's fiddles a couple of weeks ago, while I was in the States for Christmas. They are beautiful instruments--I love what he does with the fingerboards. Very sweet sound, but I didn't buy it because I personally prefer a more breathy, searching sound. But it's wonderful that he and a couple of other folks make hardingfeler more accessible in the US. It's just too bad there aren't more people to teach the tradition there. Someday I hope to find a way to help fill that gap.

I've heard of Strand but don't know him--I'm brand new to the folk music scene here--but eventually I hope to take a lesson here and there with some of the big names.

superdave2112 Says:
Sunday, March 23, 2008 @11:06:40 PM

Your fiddle looks AWSOME!!!

MirthTones Says:
Monday, March 24, 2008 @8:46:52 AM

Thanks! She is :D

DustyElmer Says:
Sunday, April 13, 2008 @12:17:28 AM

that has a crazy bridge! so cool

tango_grass Says:
Tuesday, May 13, 2008 @2:00:17 PM

That is a very happy instrument, for a very happy person. :) Makiing some very happy and powerful music..I know... Keep it up!

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