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Fri Nov 26, 2010 10:11 pm by fiddler1963

Just a leave a quick "here". Wondering how many folks are stopping by.

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Hello, hello, is anybody out there?


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A tune said to come from the Little People -- The Gold Ring..

Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:28 am by fiddle4u

Me Playing a Jig,, mixed with Fairy Stories, I think it was Séamus Ennis, who said he got it from one of the '' Little People '' if he gave over his Gold Ring -- '' And he did , and here's the tune '' -- lol....

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Post by Madra Rua on Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:09 pm

Captain Fiddle

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Ryan Thomson
Newmarket, New Hampshire

From his website: Ryan Thomson is a music and dance professional who has been honored by inclusion on both the Traditional and Touring Artist rosters of the New Hampshire State Council on the
Arts He is a past winner of the Northeastern Regional award at the National Fiddle Contest and is a multi-instrumentalist who performs and teaches weekly on fiddle, banjo, flute,piano, accordian, pennywhistle and other instruments. In his spare time he enjoys playing chamber music in an amateur classical ensemble.

He studied science at San Diego State University, then attended the University of New Hampshire where he taught a credit course in the Psychology of Music while a graduate student. He acquired the nick name "Captain Fiddle," from his co-workers on college radio WUNH where he played his fiddle live on his fiddling and folk music show for several years. He continued on radio with a regular Sunday night show on National Public Radio WEVO.

In the early 1980's he passed an audition to play in an award winning Nashville based country band and toured the eastern states from Missisippi to Maine. He twice received the nomination for "Country Fiddler of the Year," from the Massachusetts Country Music Association.

In 1994 he won a Boston Music Awards nomination for Best Ethnic/International Act for his accordion playing while leading the Crawdad Wranglers cajun and zydeco band which has been playing for Cajun dancers in New England for over 20 years. Ryan was invited in 2000 as a special guest artist to perform at the Celebrate New Hampshire Festival sponsored by the Smithsonian. In 2003 he was hired to tutor fiddle at the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Washington.

After years of searching libraries from coast to coast he had discovered that no general book about folk fiddling existed. He decided to fill that niche and in 1985 founded Captain Fiddle Publications by authoring his first book, The Fiddler's Almanac, a general reference source about fiddlers and fiddling which can be presently found in over 3000 libraries in the United States and Canada. He has since authored numerous fiddling and fiddle books, recordings, and instructional DVD videos on various musical topics. Ryan's works have received top reviews from the American Library Association and many other music publications. His solo clawhammer banjo CD, Great Bay Stomp, has received excellent reviews, for example.
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