During the 1600s, the modern violin traveled from Italy to the British Isles and North America. The instrument became a vital piece of each region's musical culture, and distinct fiddling traditions became established in Ireland, Scotland, Cape Breton, and America. This thesis explores the history of the Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton, Appalachian, and bluegrass fiddling traditions. Additionally, the performance practices of each style are discussed in depth and are related back to the traditional tunes recorded as a part of this project.
Music, School of
Music and Performing Arts, College of
Master of Music (MM)
02. Morrison's Jig , The Rights Of Man.mp3 (6461 kB)
03. Niel Gow's Wife , Dusky Meadow.mp3 (6731 kB)
04. Blackberry Blossom.mp3 (9593 kB)
05. Wheel Hoss.mp3 (7541 kB)
06. Wild Fiddler's Rag.mp3 (5024 kB)
07. Dreamer's Waltz.mp3 (8573 kB)
08. Arkansas Traveler , 8th Of January.mp3 (6155 kB)
Eyink, Anna N., "Exploring the Regional Traditions of Fiddling" (2022). Music Theses. 9.