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Reuning and Son Violins, Boston, MA - Great violin and bow store; Dave bought his English George Craske fiddle there
Carriage House Violins - Excellent store, which is now the instrument sales division of Johnson Strings; Dave bought his Noel Burke bow there
The Music Emporium, Lexington, MA - My local friends, source of new and old mandolins, guitars, banjos, and more
Johnson Strings, Newton and Cape Cod, MA - Large selection of violins for sale/rent. They carry Dave's fiddle books & CDs also, and have nice modern bows
Vermont Violins - Lots of violins at different price points from my friends up north.
Jon Cooper - Fine violin maker; Jon made Andy Reiner's super 5-string fiddle for him.
Barry Dudley - Excellent maker of 4- and 5-string fiddles, from both standard and exotic woods (Made Dave's 5-string fiddle!)
Tarisio - Internet violin auctions by honest, respected dealers (usually with Boston viewings)
Recordings of Dave Reiner posted to Fiddle Hangout - Enjoy!
Fiddle Resources - An absolutely amazing collection from Mickey Koth, including a link to tune collections on the Internet.
Oldtime Fiddle Tunes (John Lamancusa) - Sheet music, field recordings, and midi from an old friend of mine. Don't miss it!
Tune Collections in Unusual Keys, and Sound Files for Tune Books - Great content maintained by Larry Warren of New Hampshire.
O'Neill's Music Of Ireland and more - Sheet music for this venerable collection from Chief O'Neil of Chicago
Oldtime Fiddler's Repertory - Recordings of fiddle tunes from R.P. Christeson's book
The Fiddler's Companion (Andrew Kuntz) - Look up any tune to find all you ever wanted to know, plus ABC notation for tunes
Old Time Party - An archive of Southern traditional ("vernacular") music, with loads of info and recordings
JC''s Tune Finder (John Chambers) - Finds many versions of tunes in ABC notation from all over (can view in many ways)
ABC Resources - Helpful links for understanding and using ABC music notation
ABC-to-Music Converter - Just paste in the ABC, see the tune
The North Atlantic Tune List - Indexed and searchable dance and fiddle tunes from multiple traditions with MP3s, sheet music, ABCs - built and maintained by Andrew Jackson.
Folkstreams Films - amazing music documentary films for home streaming
Richard Robinson's Tune Book - 3500 great tunes in Scottish, Irish, Scandinavian, English, French, and Balkan styles
Tune Collections on the Internet (Mickey Koth) - Quite a comprehensive listing and set of links
The Session - Huge number of Irish tune transcriptions and information
Ryan's Mammoth Collection (1050 reels, jigs, and more) - From 1883!
Irish Traditional Tune Index (Alan Ng) - Nice searching and analysis capabilities
Carp Celtic Jam - Excellent versions of tunes in their tune book
Traditional Celtic, Irish and Oldtime Tune Book (Glenn Weiser) - 500+ tunes and links to many other online tunebooks
The Roots Music Listening Room - Wonderful collections of older recordings (mainly from 78s) in many music traditions
A Collection of Great Old 78s - Click on the tune names to hear wonderful oldtime fiddling, swing tunes, and more, from old 78 rpm records
Juneberry Collection of Old 78s - Another excellent site; go to the Listening Rooms
Traditional Music Library - Bluegrass, oldtime, Irish, Scottish, and much more
Identitairs Québecois - More than 400 traditional French Canadian tunes with recordings, lists, links
Tuneswappers - Videos of great tunes you need to know from Andy Reiner
New England Fiddle Tunes - Good PDFs, explanations, and history thanks to Peter Yarensky (also see his country dance pages)
World Fiddler (Jim Doran) - Recordings, videos, and advice on technique in several styles; under construction
Prairie Mountain Fiddlers - Good pdfs of sheet music for these tunes played in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Fiddle Tunes from Bernie Waugh (Peter Doyle) - Nice collection of PDF and ABC versions
Mel Bay Publications - Publisher of Dave's fiddle books and many other fine folk music books and CDs
Fiddler Magazine - You should subscribe! Great articles and tunes, and fine website with links to fiddle camps and much more
Musical Traditions online - Many articles and other resources from this fine magazine
The Field Recorders' Collective - Fantastic source recordings, from my late friend Ray Alden and other collectors
Sanger's Guide to Irish Fiddle - Check out this sensible advice
Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection - Kudos to my friend Alan Jabbour for passing these great tunes
Oldtime Music - David Lynch assembled this comprehensive site on oldtime fiddlers, events, resources and more
Mel Bay's Fiddle Sessions - Tunes and discussions galore, hosted by fiddler and prolific book author Stacy Phillips
Scottish Country Dance Tunes - Many pdfs thanks to Bruce Shawyer of Corryvreckan
Folkwiki of 1680 Swedish and other Scandinavian tunes - Oh, you want it in English?
Many Oldtime Videos (and a few transcriptions) - Thanks to Ned Banta, who plays fiddle and banjo hiumself
Blue Rose (Scandinavian) - Karen Myers' excellent site for Scandinavian musicians
Old Time Key of C Fiddle Tunes - Just what it says, plus F tunes as well
Salyer MP3s - Free download from the great oldtime fiddler John Salyer (thanks to Paul Muhlrad)
The Way of the Fiddle - One fiddler's collection of ~60 oldtime tune transcriptions
Wendy Anthony's Oldtime Tune List - Good tune list with pointers to MP3s and videos
SessioNight - Tunes, pointers to other tune sites (Irish, old time, Cape Breton, Scottish, etc.)
Recommended Listening for Fiddlers - One person's good list with descriptions and links
Violin Online - Nice writeups on the basics
Fiddleicious - Don Roy's site with tunes passed on in Maine from Scottish, Irish, Quebecois, and Acadian ancestors
Songs to Sing in the Car for Kids - Thanks to Ava Williams for this fine suggestion
The Anatomy of a Violin - Suggested by Cindy Powell and her Girl Scouts
Guitar Junky - Article guides and in-depth reviews on music instruments (guitars!)
Fiddle Hell - Jams and workshops for fiddlers Online and In-Person in Westford, MA. Fiddle Hell Is Online this year, Nov 4-7, 2021.
Rustic Roots - a musical-foodie-outdoors retreat in the mountains of Colorado, usually in August, run by Andy Reiner and Joy Adams
Mandolin Camp North - usually in Charleton, MA.
Boston Bluegrass Union - Shows and jams in the Greater Boston area, and yearly Joe Val Festival (Covid permitting).
Club Passim - Folk club extraordinaire in Cambridge, MA.
Mugwumps Online - Info on vintage string instruments from the late Mike Holmes
Northeast Heritage Music Camp in Starksboro, Vermont, usually in June - A very enjoyable camp with world class instructors!
Barb Diederich's Bluegrass Links and Lyrics - Excellent resource from Barb!
Reiner Family Band - Where it started; still performing fiddle music and songs all around New England.
Cynthia Eid Designs - Cindy's Metalsmithing and jewelry site
Eric's personal site - Eric's music and recordings
The Moving Violations - Eric's contra dance band
Andy's River of Suck podcast- Highly recommended, with monthly podcasts on becoming a better musician from Andy Reiner
Half Pelican - a great band featuring Andy Reiner and Joy Adams. They play Pre-Historic Americana: cosmic acoustic grooves influenced by Appalachian, Bluegrass, Celtic, Scandinavian and Pre-Historic music.
Andy's personal site - Andy's tunes, movies, etc.
Skiing Fiddler Blog - Andy's ski movies and photos (Dave's in some of them!)
Earth String Band - Andy's bluegrass / oldtime band that was on tour in Southeast Asia - Read their fascinating blog!