Links

  • Instrument sources

    Reuning and Son Violins, Boston, MA - Great violin and bow store; Dave bought his English George Craske fiddle there

    Carriage House Violins - Excellent store, which is now the instrument sales division of Johnson Strings; Dave bought his Noel Burke bow there

    The Music Emporium, Lexington, MA - My local friends, source of new and old mandolins, guitars, banjos, and more

    Johnson Strings, Newton and Cape Cod, MA - Large selection of violins for sale/rent. They carry Dave's fiddle books & CDs also, and have nice modern bows

    Vermont Violins - Lots of violins at different price points from my friends up north.  Look for them at Fiddle Hell, too.

    Jon Cooper - Fine violin maker; Jon made Andy Reiner's super 5-string fiddle for him.

    Barry Dudley - Excellent maker of 4- and 5-string fiddles, from both standard and exotic woods (Made Dave's 5-string fiddle!)

    K. C. Fiddles & Frets - Michael Richwine, a fiddler himself, is a great source for 4- and 5-string fiddles

    Tarisio.com - Internet violin auctions by honest, respected dealers (usually with Boston viewings)

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  • Fiddle tune sources and other fiddle resources

    Recordings of Dave Reiner posted to Fiddle Hangout - Enjoy!

    Fiddle Resources - An absolutely amazing collection from Mickey Koth, including a link to tune collections on the Internet.

    Oldtime Fiddle Tunes (John Lamancusa) - Sheet music, field recordings, and midi from an old friend of mine. Don't miss it!

    Tune Collections in Unusual Keys, and Sound Files for Tune Books - Great content maintained by Larry Warren of New Hampshire.

    O'Neill's Music Of Ireland and more - Sheet music for this venerable collection from Chief O'Neil of Chicago

    Oldtime Fiddler's Repertory - Recordings of fiddle tunes from R.P. Christeson's book

    The Fiddler's Companion (Andrew Kuntz) - Look up any tune to find all you ever wanted to know, plus ABC notation for tunes

    Old Time Party - An archive of Southern traditional ("vernacular") music, with loads of info and recordings

    JC''s Tune Finder (John Chambers) - Finds many versions of tunes in ABC notation from all over (can view in many ways)

    ABC Resources - Helpful links for understanding and using ABC music notation

    ABC-to-Music Converter - Just paste in the ABC, see the tune

    Richard Robinson's Tune Book - 3500 great tunes in Scottish, Irish, Scandinavian, English, French, and Balkan styles

    Tune Collections on the Internet (Mickey Koth) - Quite a comprehensive listing and set of links

    The Session - Huge number of Irish tune transcriptions and information

    Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1050 reels, jigs, and more) - From 1883!

    Irish Traditional Tune Index (Alan Ng) - Nice searching and analysis capabilities

    Carp Celtic Jam - Excellent versions of tunes in their tune book

    Traditional Celtic, Irish and Oldtime Tune Book (Glenn Weiser) - 500+ tunes and links to many other online tunebooks

    The Roots Music Listening Room - Wonderful collections of older recordings (mainly from 78s) in many music traditions

    A Collection of Great Old 78s - Click on the tune names to hear wonderful oldtime fiddling, swing tunes, and more, from old 78 rpm records

    Juneberry Collection of Old 78s - Another excellent site; go to the Listening Rooms

    Traditional Music Library - Bluegrass, oldtime, Irish, Scottish, and much more

    Identitairs Québecois - More than 400 traditional French Canadian tunes with recordings, lists, links

    Tuneswappers - Videos of great tunes you need to know from Andy Reiner

    New England Fiddle Tunes - Good PDFs, explanations, and history thanks to Peter Yarensky (also see his country dance pages)

    World Fiddler (Jim Doran) - Recordings, videos, and advice on technique in several styles; under construction

    Prairie Mountain Fiddlers - Good pdfs of sheet music for these tunes played in Calgary, Alberta, Canada

    Fiddle Tunes from Bernie Waugh (Peter Doyle) - Nice collection of PDF and ABC versions

    Mel Bay Publications - Publisher of Dave's fiddle books and many other fine folk music books and CDs

    Fiddler Magazine - You should subscribe! Great articles and tunes, and fine website with links to fiddle camps and much more

    Musical Traditions online - Many articles and other resources from this fine magazine

    The Field Recorders' Collective - Fantastic source recordings, from my late friend Ray Alden and other collectors

    Sanger's Guide to Irish Fiddle - Check out this sensible advice

    Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection - Kudos to my friend Alan Jabbour for passing these great tunes

    Oldtime Music - David Lynch assembled this comprehensive site on oldtime fiddlers, events, resources and more

    Mel Bay's Fiddle Sessions - Tunes and discussions galore, hosted by fiddler and prolific book author Stacy Phillips

    Swing Tunes - Nice collection of lead lines and chord progressions for various swing and jazz standards thanks to Mike

    Scottish Country Dance Tunes - Many pdfs thanks to Bruce Shawyer of Corryvreckan

    Folkwiki of 1680 Swedish and other Scandinavian tunes - Oh, you want it in English?

    Many Oldtime Videos (and a few transcriptions) - Thanks to Ned Banta, who plays fiddle and banjo hiumself

    Blue Rose (Scandinavian) - Karen Myers' excellent site for Scandinavian musicians

    Old Time Key of C Fiddle Tunes - Just what it says, plus F tunes as well

    Salyer MP3s - Free download from the great oldtime fiddler John Salyer (thanks to Paul Muhlrad)

    The Way of the Fiddle - One fiddler's collection of ~60 oldtime tune transcriptions

    Wendy Anthony's Oldtime Tune List - Good tune list with pointers to MP3s and videos

    SessioNight - Tunes, pointers to other tune sites (Irish, old time, Cape Breton, Scottish, etc.)

    Recommended Listening for Fiddlers - One person's good list with descriptions and links

    Violin Online - Nice writeups on the basics

    Fiddleicious - Don Roy's site with tunes passed on in Maine from Scottish, Irish, Quebecois, and Acadian ancestors

    The Anatomy of a Violin - Suggested by Cindy Powell and her Girl Scouts

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  • Fiddle and mandolin discussion forums

    Fiddle Forum - Online community and excellent discussions, sponsor of Fiddle Hell

    Fiddle Hangout - Online fiddle community with a lot going on, has quite a few of Dave's recordings

    FIDDLE-L - List server for this discussion list

    Maestronet - Mainly classical focus, some fiddle discussion

    Mandolin Café - An online gathering place for discussions and classified ads on mandolins (tuned just like fiddles!)

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  • Musical happenings

    Fiddle Hell - Jams and workshops for fiddlers in Westford, MA, Nov 1-4, 2018.

    Guitar and Mandolin Camp North - in Charleton, MA.  Has a fiddle track, too.

    Boston Bluegrass Union - Shows and jams in the Greater Boston area, and yearly Joe Val Festival.

    Club Passim - Folk club extraordinaire in Cambridge, MA.

    Mugwumps Online - Info on vintage string instruments from my late friend and musician Mike Holmes

    Northeast Heritage Music Camp in Starksboro, Vermont - A very enjoyable camp with world class instructors!

    Barb Diederich's Bluegrass Links and Lyrics - Excellent resource from Barb!

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  • Personal pages of band members

    Cynthia Eid Designs - Cindy's Metalsmithing and jewelry site

    Eric's personal site - Eric's music and recordings

    The Moving Violations - Eric's contra dance band

    Andy's personal site - Andy's tunes, movies, etc.

    Skiing Fiddler Blog - Andy's ski movies and photos (Dave's in some of them!)

    Earth String Band - Andy's bluegrass / oldtime band that was on tour in Southeast Asia - Read their fascinating blog!

    Blue Moose and the Unbuttoned Zippers - Andy's Swedish / Oldtime band

    FiddleFoxx - Andy's fiddle and beatbox fusion band

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