Thursday, July 21, 2011

Lost Girl

I had the privilege of going to a fiddle camp this summer where I got to meet some amazing musicians. It was there that I finally got to meet one of my favorite fiddlers, Bruce Molsky.  He is a performer, teacher, and scholar of old-time music, and was dubbed by Darol Anger as "The Rembrandt of Appalachian Fiddle."  He agreed to give me a private lesson or two in between tours.  I learned a couple tunes, and learned a lot about the bowing style in this genre which, as I have mentioned before, is upside-down and inside-out from Irish fiddle bowing.  It was a lot of fun.

Here's a tune I learned called Lost Girl.  Bonus: Bruce Molsky makes an appearance, too!

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