Fiddle Heaven

An impressive group of fiddlers from around the country is gathering this week to teach at Boston’s Berklee College of Music for the Mark O’Connor Summer String Program. They represent a wide array of styles, including bluegrass, jazz, Irish, classical, Scottish, blues, hip hop, Texas swing, and more. Best of all, the stellar faculty are performing in a showcase concert Friday night at the Berklee Performance Center. Whether you are a fan of string music or an aspiring musician, this show promises to be full of virtuosity, authenticity, authenticity, and heart.

Fiddle tune that truly soars

For those who attended our October 4 concert at the National Heritage Museum, a highlight of the evening was Donna H├ębert’s rendering of “The Raven’s Wing” on fiddle. The story behind this composition of Donna’s is as moving as the soaring, sorrowful melody. To hear more about it, go to Donna’s fiddleblog post.