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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.
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.
Sunday, March 23, 2008 @11:06:40 PM
Your fiddle looks AWSOME!!!
Monday, March 24, 2008 @8:46:52 AM
Thanks! She is :D
Sunday, April 13, 2008 @12:17:28 AM
that has a crazy bridge! so cool
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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