Big Muddy Fiddle Club
Omaha, Nebraska

Favorite Club Tune Sources and Websites

(in quite random order)
http://www.berea.edu/hutchinslibrary/specialcollections/specialsound.aspx
 - Berea College Sound Archives, collection of Appalachian Tunes

http://www.aca-dla.org/cgi-bin/queryresults.exe?&CISORESTMP=/site-templates/search_results.html&CISOVIEWTMP=/site-templates/item_viewer.html&CISOMODE=grid&CISOGRID=thumbnail,A,1;title,A,1;subjec,A,0;descri,200,0;publis,A,0;20&CISOBIB
=title,A,1,N;subjec,A,0,N;descri,K,0,N;0,A,0,N;0,A,0,N;10&CISOTHUMB=2,5&CISOTITLE=10&CISOROOT1=all&CISOOP=all&CISOFIE
LD1=subjec&CISOBOX1=fiddle   This goes straight to the Brea recordings of Appalachian fiddlers



http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/reed/      - The Henry Reed Collection, Library of Congress


http://www.mne.psu.edu/lamancusa/tunes/hct/index.htmHill Country Tunes by Sam Bayard 
Hill Country Tunes was published in 1944 by Samuel Bayard. It contains Appalachian fiddle tunes that he collected from the Southwestern Pennsylvania area. It is long out of print. Enjoy...


http://www.mne.psu.edu/lamancusa/tunes.htm     Some really cool tunes here

http://slippery-hill.com/c/  great digital recordings int he key of C

http://www.hetzlersfakebook.com/music_2.html     Comprehensive list of better known tunes with midi files

http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/cgi/abc/tunefind   having trouble finding some tune notation?  Try JC's ABC Tune Finder

http://ifdo.pugmarks.com/~seymour/midipage/midipage.html   Eastern Eurpoean Fiddle Tunes

http://www.jacktuttle.com/transcrip.html  some bluegrass tune transcriptions on the Jack Tuttle website

http://www3.sympatico.ca/hhtuner/carp/    Someone did lots of hard work collecting Celtic Tunes, this is an excellent collection

http://www.thesession.org/   The Session.org has a tremendous collection of Celtic fiddle tunes complete with discussions of the tunes

http://www.playingbyear.com/songs  this site has lyrics to go with some of your favorite tunes

http://www.discoveret.org/jca/oldtime.htm   this site has lots of Old Time Resources

http://www.ceolas.org/tunes/fc/  lots of Old Time tune information






Old Time and Celtic music is an oral tradition; any transcription of a song or tune is only a representation of the music, and cannot capture the full essence of the piece. Especially for traditional music, which is passed on by ear, it is essential to listen to the music played in the traditional style to learn how to play it authentically
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