The YouTube video is an un-amplified performance on the fiddle I’m selling below. Filmed in 2014 on an iPhone in a Montréal cathedral, the air is Raven’s Wing, a co-write with Max Cohen. Playing with me are (left to right) Bruce Molsky, Robin Bouliane, Pierre Schryer (fiddles) and Quinn Bachand (guitar). Bruce is the only one of these guys who’d heard the tune before! Ask me why I love fiddling!
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I’m selling the fine NY-made violin I’ve used for the past 15 years. I recorded four CDs with it – from the 1999 CD “Big Boned Beauty” up through a Panache video in 2013 – and the fiddle has served me nicely. But sometimes our musical voices change, so I’m offering this for sale through Stamell Stringed Instruments, 18 Kellogg St, Amherst MA 01002. They have also interviewed me for their new “Musician’s Spotlight” feature on their website. Please contact Stamell’s directly about price and appraisal value: 413-256-0936. The instrument can also be shown at their Poughkeepsie NY shop. A bright soloist’s violin, this is a lovely, well-balanced instrument. Matt Stamell can fill you in on the violin’s pedigree since I purchased it from him.