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Thread #164723   Message #4047074
Posted By: Lighter
19-Apr-20 - 03:12 PM
Thread Name: Texas Fiddle Tunes, 1900
Subject: RE: Texas Fiddle Tunes, 1900
You're right about fiddling "getting around." But it seems to me that recordings and general comments about it connect American folk fiddling predominantly to the Appalachians. (Texas and the Ozarks may be tied for third.)

As for unaccompanied ballad singing, published collections (from Maine to Florida to Utah, at the very least) indicate that the practice was very widespread.