The final of a 5 part instructional series of videos. Of particular interest to 19th Century fiddle enthusiasts, especially Civil War re-enactors. This one has some video of the completed instrument being played by a Master, Troy Parker
Part 4 of a 5 part instructional video series of particular interest to 19th Century fiddle enthusiasts, especially Civil War Reenactors
Part 3 of a 5 part video instruction series
Part 2 in the series of instructional videos.
This is Part 1 of a series of 4 instructional videos specifically for Civil War re-enactors and other enthusiasts of mid-19th Century fiddling. From the Adventurous Muse Store folks and the new Old Mill Musical Instruments Company. Dr. Don Rickert instructing in retrofitting a modern fiddle.
Performance fiddles (based on standard violin design and folk fiddles, including whiskey bottle box fiddles and cigar box fiddles designed by Don Rickert of Don Rickert Design
Sampling of historic pochettes and kit fiddles, as well as modern travel violins and fiddles by Don Rickert of Don Rickert Design.
High-resolution compilation of various videos demonstrating a few of the octave violins, aka baritone violins, designed by Don Rickert of Don Rickert Design. Many in collaboration with Shep Jones of Fiddarci Lutherie
I while ago we posted a video of Darci Jones playing something slow and beautiful on the Whiskey Bottle Box Fiddle, which is now available via Adventurous Muse. This pair of jigs might be more to the liking of those desiring high energy, impossible timing and modal key changes in the old Irish style.
Tune is "Leather Britches", with an Irish variation I used to play called "Britches Full o' Stitches". As we said in reference to our first video, the Reds Hots are one of the best TRUE Old-Time bands that defy classification. They are in a space between square dance band and concert band, yet both and much more...wicked great, eh!?