Thursday, 28 January 2016
Lots of Lovely Fiddle Music - Historical Music of Scotland (hms.scot)
The new Historical Music of Scotland website is live - click here. There are 22 fully digitized historic fiddle tune books, and full details of another 200, including where to find them, who their compilers were, and what kind of collections they published. So if you're looking for old fiddle tunes and plenty of insight into how they were harmonized for the cellist, this is the place to go.
There's an article about the website (and the research project that led to it) in the February copy of Box and Fiddle magazine.
We kept a blog before the website went live. It's here at Bass Culture in Scottish Musical Traditions and shows you some of the things we were looking out for.
You can now buy i-Tunes recordings from the Concerto Caledonia website, with CDs due to be released very soon.
The website will be launched with a concert in London - it's in Café Oto in Dalston on the 11th of February.