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Jul 9, 2024 - 6:10:45 PM
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12 posts since 6/20/2023

Enjoy her amazing performance of Mrs Jamieson’s Favourite and Flee As A Bird


Jul 9, 2024 - 6:38:35 PM

Quincy

Belgium

923 posts since 1/16/2021

Hat off to this young lady... Thanks for posting !!
I'd love to hear her play that first tune in a cathedral, now that would absolutely rock <3

Jul 10, 2024 - 4:59:07 AM
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RobBob

USA

2990 posts since 6/26/2007

I entered that contest about 30 years ago, glad to see that it is still going. Not any southern fiddlers at that one, way more Yankee than my style.

Jul 10, 2024 - 9:02:07 AM

Erockin

USA

970 posts since 9/3/2022

Giddy Up!

Jul 10, 2024 - 1:40:14 PM

6526 posts since 9/26/2008

Sounds nothing like anything I've heard at a fiddle contest. This is in America then?

Jul 10, 2024 - 6:32:37 PM

1540 posts since 3/1/2020

I see Jocelyn Pettit and Ellen Gira will be performing there as well. They play all over the world and recently came back from Scotland.

Sounds like there is some Scottish fiddling at the Fiddle Fest. It’s been growing in popularity.

Was the Berks Fiddle Fest specifically intended to be an old-time event? The name doesn’t imply that. I don’t see any reason to pooh-pooh it for not being a Southern fiddling convention, especially when it’s in Pennsylvania.

Jul 11, 2024 - 7:26:49 AM

RobBob

USA

2990 posts since 6/26/2007

quote:
Originally posted by The Violin Beautiful

I see Jocelyn Pettit and Ellen Gira will be performing there as well. They play all over the world and recently came back from Scotland.

Sounds like there is some Scottish fiddling at the Fiddle Fest. It’s been growing in popularity.

Was the Berks Fiddle Fest specifically intended to be an old-time event? The name doesn’t imply that. I don’t see any reason to pooh-pooh it for not being a Southern fiddling convention, especially when it’s in Pennsylvania.


The fiddling there, when I was there 25-30 years ago, was more Northern and Celtic than Southern. I took second and some one said it was nice to have some Appalachian fiddle for a change.

Edited by - RobBob on 07/11/2024 07:28:09

Jul 11, 2024 - 8:50:54 AM

1540 posts since 3/1/2020

quote:
Originally posted by RobBob
quote:
Originally posted by The Violin Beautiful

I see Jocelyn Pettit and Ellen Gira will be performing there as well. They play all over the world and recently came back from Scotland.

Sounds like there is some Scottish fiddling at the Fiddle Fest. It’s been growing in popularity.

Was the Berks Fiddle Fest specifically intended to be an old-time event? The name doesn’t imply that. I don’t see any reason to pooh-pooh it for not being a Southern fiddling convention, especially when it’s in Pennsylvania.


The fiddling there, when I was there 25-30 years ago, was more Northern and Celtic than Southern. I took second and some one said it was nice to have some Appalachian fiddle for a change.


That makes a lot more sense to me. Not that Appalachian fiddling would be unfamiliar, but I just wouldn't expect it to be the dominant style in that area. 

Jul 11, 2024 - 1:53:38 PM

6526 posts since 9/26/2008

"don’t see any reason to pooh-pooh it for not being a Southern fiddling convention, especially when it’s in Pennsylvania."


You really read a lot into a post. Not pooh poohing anything, just to my ears, very unfamiliar tunes for a fiddle contest. My guess is everyone active on this forum who has attended a contest or two would say the same. Here in Iowa most don't play southern style fiddle music either, but the fiddling still sounds American and the tunes generally do too. Rarely does one hear such foreign sounding tunes at any fiddle contest that isn't specifically aimed at a particular genre, say, Scottish or Norwegian (there are plenty of players of those genres in Iowa, especially in the northern heavily Norse settled areas). And based on Bob's and your comments, it turns out my ears were right after all.

Edited by - ChickenMan on 07/11/2024 13:54:53

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