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Willie Hall was all the rage at Fiddle Camp a couple of summers ago. He and Erin Leahy really inspired some crazy fiddle tricks at our house.
Man LOL to much fun. That was funny, funny, funny. 🙂
Well John, last night I went to bed could not sleep!
I couldn’t stop thinking of the funnies on the forum. So I got up and got back on BGD and went back and looked at them again and the post that followed.
Well I was up until two am.
So I missed church this morning and I feel awful.
Thanks John 🙂
These looked so fun. I tried some of them. Uhm…Gu, what was the name of that glue you said could patch a fiddle back up…and could you reload some of those steps in how you fix a fiddle?
John, I can’t wait to see the lesson YOU provide for us!
Great version of Chinese Breakdown!
I was just thinking doing what Leahy does is such a kicker , I mean , dont even need a crowd full of people, or a stage, the world no matter where would be in Love seeing that live !
About the glue agirdly . its called hide glue, water soluble, strongest bond and always unbondable. There are many different tricks to gluing and clamping violin parts.I say parts because one book refers to the fiddle as like putting lego pieces back together . Humm, got me going, then I call the doc before I do anything. I would love to share neat tricks here ,I would have to know the where and what on the violin, for to do properly.
I am working on a project I will post up on you tube and transfer here to gu`s Luthier projects.
Thanks Gu! Fortunately my daughters have cheap fiddles so I can let them do that kind of stuff. If my dad had caught me doing that kind of trick fiddling, I would have been fixing the fiddle with glue made out of MY hide.
Hey GU, fast drying glue too huh. I like a do it yourselfer. Can’t wait for your next post on gu’s Luthier project.
John, Your daughters have cheep fiddles????? Whats up with that????
I cant help but wonder how many hours he must have practiced that routine… AMAZING
Yes, that routine definitely stands the test of time. Absolutely brilliant. And to think he made his living playing the trumpet!
John is that a joke, he made his living playing the trumpet?
So that’s what hide glue is???? Wow… crazy stuff! And Chinese Breakdown sounds so Canadian here!!!
Leahy is Canadian after all! I really wish they were still touring. Donnell Leahy and Natalie McMaster and their kids are in NC soon, and some of my fiddle campers are going to concerts in Asheville and Durham. I would love to, but will have to pass this time around.
Rock, I actually meant trombone (which explains his bike-pump skills). Wilbur Hall was born in Missouri in 1894 and toured professionally as a trombonist with the Paul Whitman band in the twenties. The video below doesn’t exactly match the song (Nola), but you can hear and see Willie Hall at the 2:40 mark:
So John, You were not kidding. You are, among all your other talents. a historian.
I like all the history about the music.
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