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.
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
Two other pathways provide more context about the communities and traditions that produced and nourished these folk musicians.
Lists of recording sessions/events, grouped by project.
(On a smart phone, these Event Rosters read better if the device is rotated to landscape.)
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.
-- Paul L. Tyler, PhD (aka DrDosido)