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The SCVFA Newsletter — the Fiddler’s Rag

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The SCVFA monthly newsletter, the Fiddler’s Rag, features articles on fiddling, music events, people, tunes, instruments, and many other topics of interest to our members. The Fiddler's Rag is sent to each household with one or more SCVFA members.

Newsletter Archive: some recent back issues

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Newsletters from 2018 (most recent first)

April 2018 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note (p1, by Susan Goodis, President)
  • SCVFA Happenings: Slow Jam tunes, upcoming events; new “instruments” graphic (p3)
  • Highlights of the March 7 (2018) Board meeting (p3, by Anne Raphael, Secretary)
  • March Jam photos (including SCVFA’s 45th-birthday cake) (pp4-5)
  • Article: “V” is for “Violin" (p6, by Lew Holt, Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers' Ass'n)
  • Tune: Midnight on the Water (p7, by Luke Thomasson; arr. by Pete Showman)

March 2018 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note (p1, by S. Goodis, President)
  • SCVFA Happenings: Slow Jam tunes, upcoming events (p3)
  • Highlights of the January Board meeting and the February annual meeting (pp3,8, by Anne Raphael, Secretary)
  • February Jam Photos (pp4,5)
  • Edited Comments from Fiddle-L (p6, by Pat Tanti)
  • Tune: Ookpik Waltz (2 versions) (p7, by Frankie Rodgers; arr. by Pete Showman)

February 2018 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note (p1, by S. Goodis, President)
  • In Memoriam: Bill Whitfield (p2)
  • SCVFA Happenings: Annual Meeting reminder; upcoming events; January Board meeting note. (p3)
  • Photos: AJ Lee and Blue Summit mini-concert (p4, by S. Goodis)
  • Photos: January jam (p5, by S. Goodis)
  • Tune: Angline the Baker (p6, arr. by Bob Palasek)
  • Tune: Angelina Baker (p7, arr. by Pete Showman)

January 2018 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note (p1, by S. Goodis, President)
  • New Year Resoluions (p2)
  • SCVFA Happenings: upcoming events, Concert at the January 7 jam: AJ Lee and Blue Summit (p3)
  • Highlights of the Board Meeting held on November 8, 2017 (p3, by Anne Raphael, Secretary)
  • Photos and sketches from the December jam (pp4-5, sketches by Jim Smyth)
  • Trustee Election Notice and Candidates’ Statements (p6, Cindy Dinga, Peter Forrest)
  • Tune: Can You Dance a Tobacco Hill (p7, arr. by Pete Showman)

2018 list updated 05/24/18

Main news page updated 03/05/18

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