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The SCVFA Newsletter — the Fiddler’s Rag

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The SCVFA monthly newsletter, the Fiddler’s Rag, features articles on fiddling, music events, people, tunes, instruments, and many other topics of interest to our members. The Fiddler's Rag is sent to each household with one or more SCVFA members.

Newsletter Archive: some recent back issues

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Newsletters from 2019 (most recent first)

March 2019 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note (p1, by Susan Goodis, President)
  • SCVFA Happenings: Slow Jam notice, Upcoming Events (p3)
  • Highlights of the February 2019 Annual Membership Meeting and special Board Meeting (p3, by Anne Raphael, Secretary)
  • February Jam Photos (pp4-5, 8)
  • Movie report: DANCE ALL NIGHT, the Highwoods Stringband Story (p6, by Patrice Tanti)
  • Two Irish tunes: Morrison’s Jig and The Swallowtail Jig (p7, arr. by Pete Showman)

February 2019 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note (p1, by S. Goodis, President)
  • SCVFA Happenings: Slow Jam notice, rainy January jam photos, Upcoming Events (p3)
  • Highlights of the January 2019 Board meeting (p3, by Anne Raphael, Secretary)
  • Article: Six Steps to Better Tone (p4, by Chip Curry)
  • 2018 Photo Retrospective (p5)
  • Article: Goodbye Old Friend (p6, by Patrice Tanti)
  • Tune: Manitoba’s Golden Boy (p7, by Andy DeJarlis; transcribed by Pete Showman)

January 2019 (ed. Patrice Tanti)

  • President’s Note (p1, by S. Goodis, President)
  • SCVFA Happenings: Slow Jam notice, January Board meeting reminder, Upcoming Events, wearables (p3)
  • December Jam (Potluck) and Playout Photos (pp4-5)
  • Feb. annual meeting notice: Bylaws revision (p5)
  • Feb. annual meeting notice: Trustee candidate statements (p6)
  • Tune: Growling Old Man and Grumbling Old Woman (p7, arr. by Pete Showman)

2019 list updated 05/07/19

Main news page updated 03/25/19

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