NewsBeat: Childsplay fiddles around with unique, energetic kind of music

From the Providence Journal:

Childsplay fiddles around with unique, energetic kind of music

Childsplay fiddles around with unique, energetic kind of music

Making music takes on a whole new meaning for someone like Bob Childs, who has been a maker of fiddles for more than four decades.

Beyond crafting the wooden instruments and coaxing a unique and rich sound out of each more than 100 hours go into each instrument and he has made more than 160 in his career — Childs has also spawned a whole new fiddling subgenre through Childsplay, a group of dozens of musicians each playing an instrument he built.

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About KindaScratchy

I'm a novice fiddler and mandolinist. I've played the guitar for many years and also play the recorder, fife, flute, and, more recently, tin whistle. I work in the communications field and, in addition to music, I enjoy photography, writing, gardening, golf and travel.
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