Gil's Schottische

Gil's Schottische As I mentioned in Volume I of this series, Gil Kiesecker is my idea of a dance fiddler. This stems in part from his solid sense of

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Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve J. C. Gentle, late of Wallowa, OR, was a fixture on the Oregon Old Time Fiddlers shows and at Weiser in the 1970's and 1980's. His drivi

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Burnt River

Burnt River I was pleasantly bopping along to some of Phil Williams’ recordings from the 1974 WA state contest in Buckley when this tune jumped out

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Smith's Reel

In North America this tune has evolved as Smith's Reel, though in Ireland it is known as Kitty's Wedding. It is a favorite, and for good reason, among

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Speed the Plow

For most of us these days, the phrase “Speed the Plow” brings to mind the award winning 1988 play by David Mamet poking fun at the American movi

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Sycamore Reel

Sycamore Reel Here's another of Rusty Modrell's charming old time hoedowns. Rusty, as you will of course recall from The Evergreen Fiddler Tunebooks

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Na Fiskar's Vals

Na Fiskar's Vals aka "New Fisher's Waltz" Clair Lundin of Spokane, WA played this lovely Swedish Waltz, aka the Fisherman's, or New Fisher's Waltz, fo

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