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Last of Harris

Three versions of an apparently rarely-heard Kentucky tune, including a house concert performance, a teaching video, and the earliest known recording. Plus, to finish, a cautionary tale: Last of Harris held a sting in its fiddletail for this unwary researcher. … Continue reading


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Ways of the World

  Andy Fitzgibbon teaches a lively 3-part, crooked Kentucky tune as played by fiddler William Hamilton Stepp in 1937. The fiddle is cross-tuned AEAE, giving that characteristic Old Time ring from the sympathetic drone strings. (More on Bill Stepp and … Continue reading

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Silver Strands

A delightfully almost-danceable crooked Kentucky tune that repeats across the whole fiddle range.   William Hamilton Stepp (1845-1947) recorded the tune in 1937 for the Library of Congress – the last of the Kentucky fiddlers to be captured on disc … Continue reading


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