North American Fiddle Music: A Research and Information Guide

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Overview

North American Fiddle Music: A Research and Information Guide is the first large-scale annotated bibliography and research guide on the fiddle traditions of the United States and Canada. These countries, both of which have large immigrant populations as well as Native populations, have maintained fiddle traditions that, while sometimes faithful to old-world or Native styles, often feature blended elements from various traditions. Therefore, researchers of the fiddle traditions in these two countries can not only explore elements of fiddling practices drawn from various regions of the world, but also look at how different fiddle traditions can interact and change. In addition to including short essays and listings of resources about the full range of fiddle traditions in those two countries, it also discusses selected resources about fiddle traditions in other countries that have influenced the traditions in the United States and Canada.

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"Beisswenger's work will be a welcome starting point for those beginning a research project on traditional music in North America or for more experienced researchers looking into a new area or genre." - James Ruchala, Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association
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Meet the Author

Drew Beisswenger is Head of Music and Media Collections at Missouri State University.

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Table of Contents

Preface x

Acknowledgments xii

Introduction xiv

I Major general categories 1

Bibliographies and discographies 1

Tune books 5

Web sources 36

Open listing 40

II Genres 64

Bluegrass 65

Blues and rock 90

Cajun 93

Contest 93

Country 101

Dance 114

Fiction 117

Jazz and progressive 120

Minstrelsy 129

Old-time 131

Western swing and cowboy 146

III Selected ethnic groups 155

African-Americans 155

Jewish 161

Native Americans 164

Native Americans, Métis 169

IV Selected regional and national groups 172

North American fiddling with strong ties to Europe 173

Czech Republic 173

England 174

Finland 175

France 176

Ireland 178

Norway 188

Poland 191

Scotland 192

Sweden 195

Ukraine 196

North American fiddling with strong ties to Africa 198

North American fiddling with strong ties to Mexico and Latin America 199

Canada 202

The Atlantic provinces 206

New Brunswick 206

Newfoundland and Labrador 210

Nova Scotia 214

Nova Scotia, Cape Breton 216

Prince Edward Island 233

Central Canada 236

Ontario 236

Québec 242

Western and northern Canada 24 7

Alberta 248

British Columbia 250

Manitoba 251

Northwest Territories 255

Nunavut 256

Saskatchewan 256

Yukon 258

United States 258

Southeast or "The South" 259

Alabama 263

Arkansas and Missouri, including the Ozarks region 271

Florida 291

Georgia 293

Kentucky 307

Louisiana and All Cajun 319

Mississippi 331

North Carolina 334

South Carolina 347

Tennessee 349

Virginia 362

West Virginia 373

Southwest 386

Arizona 386

New Mexico 388

Oklahoma 392

Texas 394

West 405

Alaska 407

California 410

Colorado 415

Hawaii 416

Idaho 416

Montana 419

Nevada 421

Oregon 422

Utah 424

Washington 426

Wyoming 431

Midwest 432

Illinois 434

Indiana 437

Iowa 440

Kansas 441

Michigan 442

Minnesota 446

(Missouri, see Arkansas and Missouri, including the Ozarks region) 448

Nebraska 448

North Dakota 450

Ohio 451

South Dakota 453

Wisconsin 454

Northeast 459

Connecticut 465

Delaware 466

Maine 466

Maryland 469

Massachusetts 470

New Hampshire 471

New Jersey 475

New York 475

Pennsylvania 483

Rhode Island 489

Vermont 491

Name index 494

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