The fiddle is an instrument so versatile it takes on a different name when it’s used to play classical music. But when it’s played as a fiddle, when it’s used as a fiddle, when it’s used to create the upbeat rhythms of a jig or reel, or the slow, sad measures of a country waltz, its sound is the sound of the South. Read the story of our most famous fiddler, see how a craftsman imagines a different kind of fiddle, and visit a few of our string towns. This is an instrument that carries it infinite possibilities and personalities, and when the fiddler pulls bow across strings, it’s an instrument that sings.
The Man Who Taught a Fiddler to Play Guitar
Some people have bluegrass and old-time music in their blood; luckily for music-loving North Carolinians, our state is rich in fiddlers’ conventions and other festivals that champion traditional music.
Fiddle or Violin?
The fiddle is an instrument so versatile it takes on a different name when it’s used to play classical music. Meet Jamie Laval and Cesar Sant, and get to know the difference between the violin and fiddle.