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    Who was the maker of your hardanger fiddle? Is this person still making them. I know there are a few makers in the US. Just curious. I always wanted to get one.
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    Wasn't it Tom Jessen?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunnar View Post
    Wasn't it Tom Jessen?
    No, that was the maker of the OP’s hardanger viola. Jesse lives in Minnesota.
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    Chap by the name of Owen - unfortunately I dont recall his full name. It was a random ebay find.

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    Chap by the name of Owen - unfortunately I dont recall his full name. It was a random ebay find.
    Is this one yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmandu2 View Post
    What's my fiddle doing on someone else's bed!?
    That must be Owen's bed. And I think this is a video of Owen playing a decidedly un-hardanger fiddle tune:

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    That was a "professional fiddler" he had demo it.

    Btw, I asked him why he was selling it. He replied, " To build more.." So, maybe he'll have another ready soon.

    Back to tunes. I came across my old copy of the Lindley/Kaiser compilation "Sweet Sunny North," on which there are several nice tunes. Here's one I might learn next: https://youtu.be/heluFpbTRGE

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    Quote Originally Posted by catmandu2 View Post
    Back to tunes. I came across my old copy of the Lindley/Kaiser compilation "Sweet Sunny North," on which there are several nice tunes. Here's one I might learn next: https://youtu.be/heluFpbTRGE
    I think I have those two CDs somewhere in my piles. I liked their Madagascar music adventure, too. That tune you likn to is mesmerizing.
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    Ya, and vol. II (also available on YT) is chock-full of good tunes.

    I love how much sound these small fiddles produce, and with an economy of motion.. I learned this version of Fanten most recently: https://youtu.be/GJx_mrpXHmA

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    I love Patrik Andersson's bowing on that tune. For convenience:

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    I love this tune by Patrik especially with those harmonics. I was just listening to an Mississippi tune called "Farewell Whiskey" played by John Hatcher that has similar haunting harmonics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    I love Patrik Andersson's bowing on that..
    Yep, that is what I'm working on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    I love this tune by Patrik especially with those harmonics...
    Ya, that stuff is great. That piece by caoimhin o'rallagheigh (I posted here years ago) has a similar bit of melody.. The instrument can be so subtle..
    https://youtu.be/R48lXNaeT00

    ... https://youtu.be/LhQhtwV7QoE

    Btw, some Bernt Balchen.. https://youtu.be/O4Wbb9Jmnpg
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    Dang! Y'all are making me want one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by catmandu2 View Post
    Btw, some Bernt Balchen.. https://youtu.be/O4Wbb9Jmnpg
    In that tune it sounds like he is playing quartertones...

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    Nevermind...I stuck it over on the fiddle forum.
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