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    • #8005
      Casey Willis
      Keymaster

      We’re getting folks from all over the world signing up and I had a question today from an Aussie wondering if any other Aussies are site members.

      I thought I might start a topic thread for folks to post their home city, just to see if that was of interest to members.

      I’ll start:

      I’m located in Bend, Oregon.

      Who’s next??…GO!

    • #8006
      John W.
      Participant

      Fowlerville, Michigan

    • #8007
      Roland White
      Moderator

      Great idea! Lets add to the Bend Oregon List. Next??

    • #8008
      ROBERTA CLAPHAM
      Participant

      Sonora, California

    • #8009
      Wafflestomper
      Participant

      Las Vegas…
      we almost ended up in Bend last year.. turns out we are trying to head back to Montana this year.

    • #8011
      DianeG
      Participant

      Hi. I live in Fallbrook, California……SoCal. We are north of San Diego about 40 miles. It never rains in California….: >)
      We have a violin shop here…my husbands makes/restores violins and bows. I teach children at my home studio. I play violin and viola.
      Stay tuned. Diane

      • #19997
        chazworm
        Participant

        I live in north eastern Kentucky near WV (90%) and Negros Oriental Philippines (10%). I sang and played bass and banjo in eastern KY’s first punkgrass supergroup Earth, Worm, &, Fire. Now I want to learn a new instrument.

      • #20004
        Casey Willis
        Keymaster

        Thanks for chiming in…Love the band name, ChazW. Best of luck on the addition of fiddle…cheers!!

      • #21577
        chazworm
        Participant

        Alas I had to change our name again. Earth, Worm, &, Fire had created a bad rep in bluegrass circles for not really being bluegrass. We are now the more bluegrass-friendly name $3 Bill & The Football Bats. I hope to utilize some fiddling henceforth but I still really suck too much to play bluegrass fiddle songs. I hope to be good enough soon. youtube clips coming

      • #21582
        Casey Willis
        Keymaster

        Too funny, Chaz. That’s a great name as well. Keep us posted on the clips, sir!

        C

    • #8012
      ulla_petersen
      Participant

      Fredensborg in Denmark, northern Europe.

      And as far as I know, there are absolutely no other fiddlers playing Scottish, Irish or American fiddle anywhere near me; very happy that I found this website!

    • #8013
      RegisM
      Participant

      Alexandria, VA

      If your ever in the DC area, check out the sessions at O’Connell’s in Old town or the Auld Shebeen in fairfax!

      • #8022
        Casey Willis
        Keymaster

        That’s a good addition, Regis. Folks can post some good local jam sessions or musical events in their areas if they would like to…

    • #8015
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Cornwall, england. Hi to all!

    • #8016
      gail
      Participant

      Bakersfield,CA

    • #8017
      nice man
      Participant

      Sheridan, Oregon

    • #8024
      Singalong
      Participant

      Payson, Arizona. Hi y’all!

    • #8028
      chuck40
      Participant

      Belfast, Maine, home to MANY traditional fiddlers.

    • #8029
      Roland White
      Moderator

      Hi Big Ben, Gail, Nice Man, Singalong & Chuck 40, thanks for chiming in. I love seeing where you fiddlers live and makes me want to visit knowing we have fiddlers from all parts of the world. I have fiddling Facebook friends from all over the US and its really fun to hear from international fiddlers now that FiddleVIdeo is such a success. We now have Ulla, and BigBen writing on the Forum lets hear from some more International fiddlers and see if we can also tag most of the USA too.

      Shout out to Chuck 40 from Belfast, Maine. Chuck some of my early fiddle friends were Oldtime fiddlers from Maine, Vermont and the NE. Learned a lot of my early Contra Dance tunes from those parts and had the wonderful opportunity to meet Bob Childs, now a Boston Fiddle Luthier, founder of the Folk Group CHILDSPLAY, and former Fiddler, & dance caller playing with the Moose Tone’s. I will never forget when I met him playing a dance at a N Coast Grange Hall in Oregon, where I watched him call a dance, Fiddle while he was calling and told a good fishing story all at the same time. BTW he built Hanneke’s fiddle and ones for other luminary players.

      Best wishes to all of you out there in FiddleVideo Land, keep on posting your locations and fiddle progress, we love to hear from you. , Roland Forum Moderator

      • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by Roland White.
      • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by Roland White.
    • #8034
      Carole
      Participant

      Another New Englander checking in from central Vermont. As Roland and Chuck40 said, talented fiddlers and eager novices are everywhere. I’m in the latter group. Old time, Scottish, Irish, Cape Breton, and Quebecois are all lively here.
      Carole

    • #8037
      portownz
      Participant

      Southern Brazil! 😀

      I started playing 6 months ago, inspired by some friends of mine who have a bluegrass band.

    • #8042
      sal
      Participant

      Littleton, Colorado

    • #8086
      Olivia Hughes
      Participant

      Kingston, Ontario, Canada!

      • This reply was modified 4 years, 3 months ago by Olivia Hughes.
    • #8092
      Tracy_Music
      Participant

      Council bluffs, Iowa

    • #10717
      fabienne
      Participant

      Near Paris, in France

    • #10718
      Roland White
      Moderator

      Hi all,

      It seems I missed a few of you posting from all over the world, so sorry for the late welcome but here is a FiddleVideo Greeting to:

      Carole From New England • Love those New England Contra Dance Tunes
      Portownz from Brazil •
      Sal from Colorado • My Home Birth State
      Olivia from Canada • Love that Canadian Music
      Tracy from Iowa • Lots of good fiddling in your part of the country
      Fabienne from France

      Thank you all for chiming in. Wonderful to see folks from all over the world enjoying FiddleVideo.

      Warm regards to all, Roland Forum Moderator

    • #10719
      fabienne
      Participant

      Thank’s a lot Roland

    • #10896
      timmag
      Participant

      Ontario, Canada.
      But I work for a cruise line, so I fiddle all over the world!

    • #10897
      Roland White
      Moderator

      Hi TIMMAG,

      Thank you for letting us know you’re a Canadian Fiddler. Very cool you get to fiddle all over the world… So what is your fav style of fiddling..

      Hey FiddleVideo members,Now that we know we have players from all over the world chiming in, how about if you tell us what your favorite style of fiddling is.

      Thanks all for your participation, Roland

      • #10915
        timmag
        Participant

        Hey Roland,

        I enjoy all kinds of music, but I lean toward Scottish/Irish, and Old Time fiddling.

    • #10899
      sabrina
      Participant

      Well, i’m French and although irish fiddling is the most popular style in France, i’m myself an hardcore fan of Scottish fiddling (traditional, more contemporary and Cape Breton’s) so, let’s just say that i’m feeling very, very lonely in my own country…..

      I’ll wait a few years and i’ll do a whole revolution with the Scottish style !!!

      S.

    • #10900
      Roland White
      Moderator

      Hi Sabrina,

      Thanks for posting. You know that there are a lot of Scottish/Irish Crossover tunes I call them, that are played by both the Scots and the Irish, so you might try springing that on your celtic fiddle friends at your next session. Pick some of your fav tunes and then research them on https://thesession.org to see if they are widely played by both Celtic trad players and I bet you will find some players that overlap the two styles. Our little session in Bend Oregon features both Scottish and Irish tunes and depending who shows up can swing either way or play of lot of both styles.

      However being a bit of a loner myself I can see you’re the perfect person to start a Scottish Music Revolution. So start converting your fiddle friends now and you will have a strong group to bring about a local musical change of style.
      Cheers Roland

    • #10914
      sabrina
      Participant

      Thanks Roland,

      Actually, there is no session near my place so, for now, i don’t play with a group.

      I play with the orchestra at my Conservatory and also in the ensemble that my violin teacher created.

      But i don’t have folks to play fiddling music and it’s too bad : i’m jealous of you guys in United States where sessions are so common that it’s as natural as breathing…..

      S.

    • #10916
      Roland White
      Moderator

      HI Sabrina,

      Well enthusiasm always will trump discouragement so I’m glad to hear you have your Orchestra and small group ensemble for some music fellowship.

      One more thought I’ve had for you that you may have already thought of is to research your best played tunes on YouTUbe and then you can play along online. This will get you in the spirit of Sessions so when you do have a chance to join one you will be primed to play along. And sometimes you start out small by sharing your tunes with another player you respect and that is interested in your music for a playing companion. Start by teaching them one of your tunes and before long you will both have a good reason to play together more often and to invite others. Best regards and keep fiddling on! Roland

    • #10920
      sabrina
      Participant

      Thanks Roland for those advices,

      Yes i do like to play along with my favorites tunes on YT.

      I was thinking that if i continue to work like i do know, i might be able to start my own group within a few years. And my violin teacher also thinks that there’s something to do in France with Scottish style since it’s not really a common style here.

      Wait and see !!…..

      Kind regards,
      S.

      • #10921
        Roland White
        Moderator

        HI Sabrina.

        That is a great idea and I think you will have fun doing it. Good luck with your practice… I can tell you work hard and are motivated. Keep up the good work. Best Regards, Roland

    • #11187
      enafzige
      Participant

      Knoxville, TN

      • #11188
        Casey Willis
        Keymaster

        Sweet, ENAFZIGE. Welcome to the site. I lived just down the road from there (Maryville, Rockford, Sevierville, and Pigeon Forge) for about 5ish years. Tons of great picking to be had in your neck of the woods. Do you know Juanita Johnson (bass)? Hoot Whitehead? Any of the Pigeon Forge pickers?

        C

    • #11467
      David Evans
      Participant

      Wilsonville Ontario Canada

    • #11680
      Brodick1
      Participant

      Brisbane Australia

    • #12462
      Sybaris
      Participant

      Edmonton Alberta Canada

    • #12975
      Oliver
      Participant

      From the Uk but live in France

    • #13613
      Fiddleraven
      Participant

      Hi, Everyone: I just joined Fiddlevideo today. I’m in Portland, Oregon.

    • #13617
      Roland White
      Moderator

      HI FR, Welcome to the site. I’m not from Portland but went to schools and grew up there. Great music in PDX these days. Have fun on the site. Roland

      • #13618
        Fiddleraven
        Participant

        Thanks, Roland. I’m into the bluegrass scene here in PDX. Perhaps I’ll see you at a festival or other event one of these days 🙂

        Donna (aka: Fiddleraven)

    • #13619
      Roland White
      Moderator

      Hi FR, You bet, keep your eye on Bend there are a couple of music festivals over the early summer. Cheers, Roland

    • #13646
      Serita
      Participant

      Hi everybody! I’m from Corvallis, Oregon, but am going to school in Arizona. There aren’t any other materials engineering students I’ve met who love Texas and bluegrass fiddle, so I’m happy to find this online community of likeminded individuals.

      • #19763
        Roland White
        Moderator

        Hi Serita, I’m sorry I missed your post so a late Welcome to you and thanks for joining the site. Lots more to come with Casey editing more and more instructor content for FV fiddlers to build on their tune lists. Have fun! Roland Forum Moderator

    • #19762
      karlstraub
      Participant

      Coincidentally, I am also in Alexandria, Virginia. I play fiddle in a band called the Bold Deceivers.

      My background is various kinds of country music— Western Swing, Honky Tonk, bluegrass, etc., but I’ve been getting interested in Cajun and Irish music, and since I’ve been on this site, Quebecois and Scottish styles too.

      I’d love to see new instructors added to the rotation (Cajun and Western swing especially) but I’m actually glad that those styles aren’t represented by a specialist on here yet because if they had been I probably wouldn’t have realized how great the Quebec and Scottish styles are.

      • #19764
        Roland White
        Moderator

        Hi Karlstraub, Welcome to the site and all the new fiddle styles for you to try out. I know that Casey is always planning ahead for instructors and fiddle genres so there is a lot to look forward to on this site, not to mention the ongoing process of releasing 100’s of new tunes as they are edited regularly to the various instructors tune lists. Thanks for posting. Roland Forum Moderator

    • #20006
      Annie315
      Participant

      Potsdam, NY, which is way up north near the Ontario/Quebec border, so our local tradition is really heavily Canadian influenced. nocofidlers.com

    • #20041
      robert
      Participant

      Troy Vermont just on the Québec border.

    • #20051
      ronr
      Participant

      Hi guys greatly appreciate these lessons and quality is super great thanks for posting these lessons I’m from northern Ontario a small town called Iroquois Falls

    • #20053
      ogohiap
      Participant

      Greetings from Taiwan. There is a small but very dedicated happy few Taiwanese playing Irish music here.

      Greetings also to Belfast, Maine. Ever run into the six million dollar man, Steve Austin?

    • #20055
      advienquepourra
      Participant

      Pretty sure I’m the only Quebecois fiddler in Fort Myers, FL

    • #20193
      fiddleteam6
      Participant

      Ronnie Mooney Rapid City SD. Mt. Rushmore Thanks for posting the lessons, I am learning to play well, thanks again

    • #20197
      PRobbo
      Participant

      Hi everyone, Paul here. I’m an Englishman abroad at the moment, and probably the only traditional Irish fiddler living in Muscat, Oman (it is a cool 46 degrees here as I write this).

      Many thanks to the good people at fiddlevideo.com…what a fantastic resource!

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    • #20200
      Casey Willis
      Keymaster

      Great to hear from all you new subscribers from all around the globe…and thanks for the feedback on the site!

      We’re excited to have you all as a part of the Fiddlevideo community. Stay tuned – more lessons on the way!

      C

    • #20201
      Ringlets
      Participant

      Boston, MA

      Love Fiddlevideo. <3

    • #20206
      Hurikane26
      Participant

      Coal City, Illinois

      This site is so helpful. I want to play every style, but I’ll focus on bluegrass and Scottish tunes as they are both part of my heritage. I played guitar on and off for a while and never could quite get into it, but I can’t put down my fiddle. I now understand why they talk about people “fiddlin’ their time away”!

    • #20268
      ClareCatch
      Participant

      I’m in Nice, France (originally from Suffolk, England). I’m very excited to be back here to learn some new tunes!! It’s great having the loop and slow down option on the videos and to be able to download the audio too. I’m a big Kevin Burke fan, but looking forward to trying some of the other tutors as well.

    • #20334
      Morris
      Participant

      Ontario, Canada
      I love what you’re doing here!

    • #20335
      Mark_D
      Participant

      From SW Ontario, Canada near Sarnia, living in NE Ontario now.

      My parents listened to lots of music from Nova Scotia and Newfoundland but I like all styles of fiddling (Irish and Appalachian especially).

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    • #20340
      MissButtons
      Participant

      Hi, Nice to see fellow Oregonians on the site . Im from Portland.

    • #20341
      Maritzamb
      Participant

      Dallas, Texas!

    • #20342
      mdwilliams2k
      Participant

      Mike Williams , Cunningham, TN

    • #20344
      Casey Willis
      Keymaster

      Thanks for chiming in, and welcome to the site, all! Folks from all over the world…and some beautiful locations, at that!…good stuff!

    • #21489
      dmoran
      Participant

      Hey! Newcomer here. I subscribed to learn fiddling techniques as where I live fiddling barely exist. I am Spanish but I live in Switzerland. I play violin as a hobby now, after having studied it for 6 years when I was younger.

      I am a huge fan of Hanneke and Casey. If you ever organise a concert around here I will for sure be in the crowd 🙂

      • #21491
        Casey Willis
        Keymaster

        Hi, Dmoran. Welcome to to the site, and thanks for sharing. Hanneke plays over there occasionally…keep your eyes peeled for a concert!

    • #21499
      pgmcqueen
      Participant

      i’m from Silver Spring Maryland , just outside Washington DC. Lot’s of good fiddling around here, which inspired me to learn the fiddle years ago. My original instructor retired years ago, but I wanted go back & restudy techniques, plus be more focused, too, while practicing. I learned about this site when Hanneke Cassal mentioned it at a concert..

      • #21572
        Casey Willis
        Keymaster

        Welcome, Pgmcqueen, and thanks for chiming in! Hanneke has some more lessons just about ready to publish…stay tuned!

    • #21575
      AiriVesikko
      Participant

      Kokkola, Central Osthrobotnia, Finland!

    • #21578
      AiriVesikko
      Participant

      … And in addition: I don’t quite fiddle in, my instrument is viola – how would you pronounce that in fiddlish”? 🙂

      • #21581
        Casey Willis
        Keymaster

        Welcome, Airi! I think we’d have to come up with a new term…perhaps violaing?? Happy to have you as a subscriber!

        C

    • #21583
      LaraBarnes
      Participant

      Northumberland, UK

    • #21648
      paul lounsbury
      Participant

      The beautiful Catskill Mountains of New York State!!

    • #21693
      Dutchy
      Participant

      hello, All I am from the Netherlands Edam and I was wondering if there are more people who have registered from the Netherlands

    • #21695
      Casey Willis
      Keymaster

      Hi, Lara, Paul & Dutchy. Good to hear from you, and thanks for joining! I believe we have other subscribers in and around the areas you are in. All the best with the lessons!!

      C

    • #21700
      swoolley
      Participant

      Hello from Stonewall, Oklahoma in southeastern Oklahoma.

    • #21704
      starleaf214
      Participant

      Around Atlanta, GA, USA

    • #21707
      toolie97
      Participant

      Pickering, Ontario!
      I love so may types: Cape Breton fiddling, what I hear of Appalachian is beautiful, Quebecois is also awesome!

    • #21709
      Casey Willis
      Keymaster

      Welcome, new subscribers, and thanks for chiming in!!

      C

    • #21783
      joanfiddle
      Participant

      Sant Celoni, (Barcelona) Spain

      Incredible videos thanks a lot, I’m a violin teacher (classical) trying to fiddle a little.

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