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2015 Recruits.....if ye be worthy....
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EJ-Kisz
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December 13, 2014 - 1:02 am
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Fellow Fiddler Brethren,  

Tis another year past since last we parted ways on raised cups, fair seas and foolhardy words of pillage and plunder.  

Once again, I have been tasked with recruiting a crew of scalawags & scoundrels capable of pillaging the furthest corners of the map and deepest depths of the sea for booty ne'er seen before.  

From maps filled with treble'd waters & keys, we will unlock riches beyond our own imagination by the sweat off our backs!

What say you?  Will ye hoist the Black Flag and go forth into the unknown abyss, following treble'd maps toward great adventure and rewards ne'er seen before?

......COUGH COUGH......GASP......AH HEM......

Like I was saying, would you guys be interested in helping find new music that's uncommon?  There's so much out there that have been lost to time and we have a wonderful opportunity to bring some of it to light!  I've done so recently with both Civil War & Rev War era tunes as well as sea shanty's!  

If you guys are up to the challenge of finding music that is not so common and you think that it should be shared,

Welcome to the Skull & Crossbow Society!  

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EJ-Kisz
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Since I first created this image 3 years ago, I figured that it should be more weathered in appearance than the previous 2 years.  I love how these turned out!  

If anybody has a family crest, symbol or sigil, I'd be more than happy to incorporate them into your own, personalized "Jolly Fiddler!"  It was pirate tradition to include some sort of symbol on their Jolly Roger to help identify who they were.  

For example, in the movie, Pirates of The Caribbean, Captain Jack Sparrow had a red sparrow painted in the corner of his flag in the traditional blood red.  

Just let me know! :D

....and of course, I couldn't leave out @Fiddlerman !  

The Fiddlerman "Jolly Fiddler!"

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coolpinkone
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This is awesome EJ... Love the weathered look.

Count me in as a member.  Let me know my duties and I am eager to participate.

Vibrato Desperato.... Desperately seeking vibrato

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EJ-Kisz
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To me, any music lost to time that has been found is treasure!!

If you can find any violin music that may not be well know that you think should, please share it!  

I found so many good songs that I would have never heard about unless I accidentally stumbled on to them.  Songs like "Leave Her Johnny, Leave Her" and "Hargalaten" come to mind!  They all have great stories but are not known because orchestral elites cast them aside.  

It's time to sail free under the Jolly Fiddler and bring these treasure back for our own!  

I think we should have a spot for these songs as well.  Maybe our own "treasure chest," buried away here! ;-)  

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augustoad
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December 16, 2014 - 9:30 pm
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Hey EJ. Do "weird/rare/interesting instruments" count as lost music as well?

I've come to take a liking to the hurdy-gurdy. What it is, is, umm, well... Check the video, as it's hard to explain. XD

Skype: augustoad Email: augustoaguieiras@hotmail.com Phone number/whatsapp: +55 42 9861-4084. I'd be happy to talk anything fiddle-related to anyone! :)

 

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kylesito
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December 17, 2014 - 7:17 am
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Hey @EJ-Kisz - I'm in!  I'm always on the lookout for older pieces, especially of the civil war era.  I'm currently building a replica civil war cigar box fiddle so when we find some of these, I'll be able to make them sound authentic!

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Arrr, @kylesito & @augustoad, ye be on the right ship, me harties!  Hoist the colours!

People have traveled with all manners of fiddles!  Some, we may never see again.  That is a true treasure!  

Civil War era songs are one of my favorite types to play!  I actually borrow a cigar box fiddle at some events and it's simply amazing!  You'll like this:

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@EJ-Kisz, Cigar Box fiddles are a charm! I love how simple they look. If I ever get to find a cigar box laying around, I'm sure I'll make one. :D

Skype: augustoad Email: augustoaguieiras@hotmail.com Phone number/whatsapp: +55 42 9861-4084. I'd be happy to talk anything fiddle-related to anyone! :)

 

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