This entry was posted on March 15, 2018 by McEvoy Ranch.

There’s violin, and then there’s fiddlin’. Same instrument (mostly), different music. While the history of the violin as we know it dates to 16th century Italy, the word fiddle appears in 11th century European writing to refer to a bowed instrument similar to the Byzantine lira. Here’s a playlist of assorted fiddle tunes, compiled by Nion McEvoy.