The Pa's Fiddle Primer

The Pa's Fiddle Primer


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Charles "Pa" Ingalls, an old-time 19th century fiddler and the father of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the popular Little House on the Prairie books, is a central figure in those beloved books, and even though there isn't a single recorded track of his fiddle playing, he is still an influential musician, mostly through the 127 folk songs, fiddle tunes, and dance rounds his daughter portrayed him as playing and then embedded in the books. The Pa's Fiddle label has set out on an ambitious project to release versions of those 127 pieces played by world-class players on multiple CDs, of which this volume is a sort of sampler. How good a fiddler and musician Pa Ingalls actually was may or may not have been enhanced by a daughter's memory, but these facsimile renditions hint at the community utility of music in a time before radio, television, and the Internet exploded it into a whole new world of fast-moving commercial enterprise. Before that, there were local musicians. They played what everyone wanted to hear, transforming a summer evening with the single draw of a fiddle bow.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/31/2012
Label: Peak Moore Enterpris
UPC: 0766397458021
catalogNumber: 4580
Rank: 164602

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Butch Baldassari   Mandolin
Mac Wiseman   Guitar,Vocals
Bob Carlin   Banjo
Mark Howard   Guitar
Mike Bub   Bass
Dennis Crouch   Bass
Ranger Doug Green   Guitar,Vocals
Pat Enright   Guitar
Byron House   Bass
Joey Miskulin   Accordion
John Mock   Flute,Guitar,Harmonium,tin whistle
Jane Sherberg   Alto (Vocal)
Jon Sherberg   Bass (Vocal)
Chris Teal   Violin
Matt Flinner   Mandolin
Cornelia Heard   Violin
John Kochanowski   Viola
Judith Edelman   Guitar,Vocals
Too Slim   Bass,Vocals
Woody Paul   Fiddle
Bryan Sutton   Guitar
Joe Caverlee   Fiddle
Matt Combs   Fiddle
Jeff Taylor   Accordion
Shad Cobb   Banjo
Felix Wang   Cello
Deborah Packard   Vocals
Peggy Stewart Duncan   Soprano (Vocal)
Mark Powelson   Tenor (Vocal)

Technical Credits

Dale Cockrell   Producer

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