You are a Heron (fiddle level 5 Adult ) if you are experienced in learning by ear. You can play many tunes up to dance speed and in most of the keys used for fiddle tunes. You are ready to broaden your repertoire to include tunes in different genres and rhythms. If this is too basic for you, you have the option of moving to the Buffleheads nest. If it is too difficult, you have the option of moving to the Loons nest.
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- Maine coast musician, Frank Ferrel is considered one of the seminal traditional New England and Maritime fiddlers. In fact, Boston Globe music critic, Scott Alarik called him, “One of the finest living masters of the genre.” his CD recording, Yankee Dreams, was selected by the Library of Congress to be included in their, “Select list of 25 examples of American folk music on record.” (more…)