What nationality is the fiddle?

What nationality is the fiddle?

Fiddle, German Fiedel, French Vielle, medieval European bowed, stringed musical instrument. The medieval fiddle, a forerunner of the violin, emerged in 10th-century Europe, possibly deriving from the lira, a Byzantine version of the rabāb, an Arab bowed instrument.

Who is a famous fiddle player?

Alphabetical by last name

Name of fiddler Nationality Genre(s)
Papa John Creach American Rock, blues
Randy Crouch American Blues, country, rock
Chris Daring American Texas
Charlie Daniels American Southern US rock

Who is the most famous fiddle player?

10 Great Fiddle Players You Need to Hear

  • Charlie Daniels (1936–present)
  • Mark O’Connor (1961–present)
  • Bob Wills (1905–1975)
  • Craig Duncan (1954–present)
  • Jay Ungar (1946–present)
  • Justin Branum (1984–present)
  • Bobby Hicks (1933–present)
  • Alasdair Fraser (1955–present)

Is the fiddle used in country music?

Yes. As a general rule, a violin is used for classical music and a fiddle is used for folk, country, and bluegrass. In the rock and jazz idioms, the terms are used more interchangeably.

Why is it called a fiddle?

The etymology of fiddle is uncertain: it probably derives from the Latin fidula, which is the early word for violin, or it may be natively Germanic. The name appears to be related to Icelandic Fiðla and also Old English fiðele.

Are a fiddle and violin the same?

I usually answer, “They’re really the same instrument, just different kinds of music.” You know: violin is for classical and jazz while fiddle is for folk, country, and bluegrass. Western classical players sometimes use “fiddle” as an affectionate term for the violin, that intimate companion and workmate.

Who is the best banjo player of all time?

Earl Scruggs is one of the most important banjo players in history. He was a pioneer of the bluegrass banjo style, influencing countless other players.

What is a fiddle player?

(ˌvaɪəˈlɪnɪst) n. (Music, other) a person who plays the violin.

What does playing the fiddle mean?

To play the fiddle is to fiddle, and when you mess or play around with something, you also fiddle: “Do you have to fiddle with your pen while I’m talking?” Someone who’s “fit as a fiddle” is in perfect health.

Is a violin a fiddle?

Western classical players sometimes use “fiddle” as an affectionate term for the violin, that intimate companion and workmate. But in the United States, most often “fiddle” means the violin as used in Irish-Scottish-French traditional music and all the descendant American styles: Appalachian, bluegrass, Cajun, etc.

Who brought the fiddle to America?

According to Ron Yule, “John Utie, a 1620 immigrant, settled in the North and is credited as being the first known fiddler on American soil”. Early influences were Irish fiddle styles as well as Scottish and the more refined traditions of classical violin playing.