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The Bathurst Fiddlers are (is?) an informal group of very informal fiddle players from Bathurst, NSW, Australia.

Click on the titles below to see sheet music for a few of the informal tunes we informally play.


BUT WAIT!
There's more!


A selection from
'Australian Traditional Dance Tunes'

(Thanks to Dave De Santi)

VOLUME 1

VOLUME 2




Old Time Fiddle Lesson

To learn, lock yourself
and your fiddle in a room
all winter, and practice
until you play with a twisty
heartfelt rhythmic punch
that approaches trance:
fiddling is not technical
repetition anyone can master -
it's the sound you make
once you know in the blood
you clog with your fingers
while that old devil music
dances inside the box.

Ken Waldman
(Alaska's Fiddling Poet)
www.kenwaldman.com

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