Maine Fiddler’s one hundred and seventy-nine comments

  • Meter Corrected

    Sorry about that. It took me a while to figure out how to fix the meter. more…

  • The Green Ivy

    Just learned this great jig from a bagpiper friend of mine. The tune was written by Murray Blair. more…

  • Also sung as a hymn

    Very lovely tune! This is also a hymn called 'The Master Hath Come'. Here are the verses: more…

  • I love this tune. I learned it last summer while I was at Maine Fiddle Camp. more…

  • I heard this tune for the first time at Maine Fiddle Camp 2008, and it is now one of my favorite waltzes. Thanks for posting the tune. 🙂 more…

  • I love this tune. I learned this during the Maine Country Dance Fiddle Workshop, but it was called The Crested Hen. Lovely tune! more…

  • Calling all Americans

    I'm torn as to how to celebrate. I want to acknowledge my Irish heritage, but doing things like wearing green and eating cornbeef and cabbage is so cliched. more…

  • Re: Am I too dismissive of Celtic Rock

    For me, it depends. I don't mind a certain amount of contemporary instruments (ie. electric guitar, drums, ect.) as back up instruments, but not the main star. I personally really don't care for fusion music (i.e. african or latin with irish trad). I've a... more…

  • Re: the word, ‘celtic’

    I have mixed feelings about the word 'celtic'. IMO, it has become a cliched, ubiqutious, and way too general a word when it comes to this style of music. Then on the other hand, I enjoy many different styles of this music (irish, scottish, english, ect.) ... more…

  • Re: Fiddle CDs

    Yes, Maine has received A LOT of snow this year, especially up in the county (that would be Aroostook county, Maine's most northern and largest county). It's been many years since we've this much snow. Makes me want to go play The Snowy Path. 😛 more…