Violin Stand

The Safe Violin Stand

The safest place for a violin is a good, sturdy case, resting on the floor inside a room. Some of the riskier places I have seen violins are: lying on the chair that the violinist has been sitting in, hanging from the edge of a music stand, resting on the floor, leaning against an amplifier. Not that I saw a bad … Read more

Nancy Rohn Violin Shop

A Fiddle Case Disguised as a Sports Car

Buying a Good Fiddle at a Violin Shop

We had good conversation as she was showing her shop. I had to put my foot down on my ego and ask for patience. In due course of time she showed the violins she had available. I had already mentioned that the last fiddle I got, the five string, … Read more

Fiddle Circle

A Fiddle Circle Near You

Violin for fiddle circle
Violin ready for the Fiddle Circle, photo by Lukas

“I will join your circle/ and be welcomed in…”

These lines, from Back Home at White Springs by Jim Rhodes, come into my mind as I begin writing about the Fiddle Circle.

Jim Rhodes, who wrote the song, was singing about the Folk Circle. I believe the Fiddle Circle is a … Read more