SCVFA’s 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 distributed electronically to SCVFA members only. Printed copy mailed at special request.

Contact with contributions of articles, stories, etc to the Fiddler’s Rag.

Timeless Highlights

Svend Asmussen: Phenomenal Jazz Fiddler by Richard J. Brooks, with a partial discography. (.pdf)

A Bow Re-Hairing Demonstration by Jon Li of Kamimoto String Instruments: photo essay by Pete Showman. (.pdf)

A Visit to the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM): illustrated article by Pete Showman (.pdf)

The Fiddler’s Rag – official newsletter of SCVFA

January 2023 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note by Susan Goodis
  • 2022 Photo Recap
  • Promotion: The Canote Twins, a film by Larry Edelman
  • February Trustees Election
  • Candidates’ Statements

February 2023 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note by Susan Goodis
  • Remembering Sam and Art
  • Ocean View Park Jam Photos
  • January Jam Photos
  • Tune: Sugar In My Coffee-O

March 2023 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • Vice President’s Note by Caleb Gum
  • Annual General Meeting Minutes
  • Essays: How Do You Practice?
  • Tune: Manitoba’s Golden Boy

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