I found a clip about fiddling when I was ... um ... fiddling around on YouTube on that snowy morn that I posted about yesterday. The fiddler, Carol Ann Wheeler, won this competition by playing different styles of fiddling.
What I hear at our Celtfest tends to be a bit of Old Time fiddling but perhaps more of the Celtic styles of her Irish, Scottish, and Cape Breton variations. I put those three style together like that because I don't have the ear to tell which I am hearing when. I do prefer these Celtic styles to Old Time fiddling, but some of that is okay too. I am telling you this before you get to the clip, so you can watch for those parts in particular because she also plays several other styles.
I was a little puzzled by what she called Canadian fiddling because I have never heard of it. When I noticed her playlist, however, I thought that by choosing Frenchie's Reel, she might have meant French Canadian or Quebecois.
Speaking of Quebecois music, this ↓ is Le Vent du Nord (The Northwind), a group that has played twice at our Almonte Celtfest. There's more than fiddling here, but they are a very upbeat and energetic band that some of you might enjoy.