DrDosido's Fiddlers Reunion

This Fiddlers Reunion brings together the multitude of fiddlers and other traditional folk musicians DrDosido (aka Paul Tyler, PhD) has known through nearly half a century of tune collecting.

Browse Recordings

Now Open: 6 Fiddler Pages!
Indiana Fiddlers
Lotus Dickey Repertoire
Fiddlers-Great Lakes
Chicago Fiddlers
Fiddlers-Here & There
Arto Järvelä Residency

Under construction

Folk Artists

At the beginning and in the later years of my career as a folklorist, I focused heavily on fiddling and social dance. So, for this long overdue remake of the DrDosido website that I started a dozen years ago, it made sense to sort out the fiddlers - they number in the hundreds - for an orderly presentation. In coming months, I will add more recordings to pages devoted other folk instrumentalists, singers, and ensembles.

All pages are linked through the blue navigation bar at the top of each page. The menu choices under About DrDosido give more information on how to understand and use this website.

N.B. The blue menu bar appears on every page, but is abridged on the Recordings pages to ease access on a smart phone.

Fiddle Club at OTSFM-2015

National Barn Dance Fiddlers-1924

Old Anchor Inn jam in Helsinki-2009

Volo Bogtrotter Fiddlers-2015

Two other pathways provide more context about the communities and traditions that produced and nourished these folk musicians.

Event Rosters

aka Collections

Lists of recording sessions/events, grouped by project.

Field Recordings
Grant Projects
Folk Schools
Tune Catcher

(On a smart phone, these Event Rosters read better if the device is rotated to landscape.)

Published Recordings
Old 78s (compilations)
Midwest Albums
     (to be developed)

Stories &c.

aka Reflections

Every fiddler or traditional musician I ever met told me stories that connected their music to people in other times and places. Traditional folk music is rooted in community.

Writings & Reflections
Field Notes
Words About Music
     (to be developed)

DrDosido's Blog

-- Paul L. Tyler, PhD (aka DrDosido)