Updated September 16, 2021
Videos, Books, CD's
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Instructional DVD Videos
• Fiddling for Beginners - Book and DVD. no experience necessary, fun and easy!
• Irish Fiddle, First Lesson DVD - Teaches a jig, reel, hornpipe, slide, and polka.
• Old Time Fiddle, First Lesson DVD - Teaches four American Hoedown Tunes.
• Banjo, Clawhammer Style, First Lesson - DVD instruction for beginners.
• Banjo, Clawhammer Style, Second Lesson DVD - learn 19 tunes, 6 banjo tunings
• Complete Clawhammer Banjo Kit, the 2 DVDs above, plus CD and tab book.
• Pennywhistle, First Lesson DVD - tin whistle instruction for beginners.
• Accordion, Jam Session Style, First Lesson DVD - instruction for beginners.
• Celtic Wooden Flute DVD, beginner's instruction - lively Irish tunes taught.
• How to Make and Play the Wash Tub Bass - build it, playing tips, includes string.
Music and Dance Reference Books
• The Fiddler's Almanac - original fiddling source book, collector's edition with CD.
• Folk Musician's Working Guide to Chords, Keys, Scales - all levels, instruments.
• Fiddle and Violin Buyer's Guide - Pick out the best violin & bow for your money.
• Fiddle Contest Kit - a complete guide to organize and run a fiddle contest.
• Chord Encyclopedia for backing up 1400 common fiddle tunes and folk melodies.
• Treatise on Construction, Preservation, etc/ of the Violin - reprint of 1828 edition.
• Practical History of the Violin - 1911 ed. reprint, 1200 makers, 778 label photos.
• From the Ballroom to Hell - humorous book on evils of dancing, reprint of 1894 ed.
• Modern Quadrille Call Book and Dancing Master - 60 dances in 1902 ed. reprint.
• The Clog Dance Book - an instruction manual for clog dancing, 1921 ed. reprint
• Swing Fiddle, an introduction - getting started playing swing and jazz improvisation.
CD and Cassette Recordings for listening
• Fiddling Thomsons - hot twin fiddling, world music, 11 instruments played by duo.
• Really Smokin - Smoke and Mirrors Contra Dance band.
• Squeezebox Stompers - acoustic roots band, blues, cajun, zydeco, and Celtic.
• Wild Boys of Newmarket - 32 fiddle and guitar duets by Ryan and Brennish Thomson
• Ryan Thomson, Tune Collector - fiddle, accordion, banjo, flute, whistle, piano.
• Newmarket Duets - a CD with duets between 10 different instruments, 23 tunes!
• New Hampshire Hornpipe - a CD of 12 all original celtic fiddle tunes.
• Five Miles to Town - a cassette of old time dance style fiddling with string band.
• Crawdad Wranglers Chili! - a CD of cajun and zydeco dance music.
• Crawdad Wranglers Chicken Gumbo - a second CD of cajun and zydeco dance music.
• Great Bay Stomp - a CD of 19 old time clawhammer banjo tunes played solo.
• Great Bay Stomp - a cassette of 18 old time solo clawhammer banjo tunes.
• Bada Bing Bada Banjo - a CD of 22 solo clawhammer banjo tunes, old time, Celtic, more.
• Croga, Tide Full In - a recent CD from a young high energy Celtic band, vocals and tunes.
• Wood Chopper’s Reel - cassette of solo fiddle tunes by Ryan Thomson
• Tune Collector’s CD - by Ryan Thomson
• Banjo Tab Book - 19 clawhammer tunes from the Great Bay Stomp CD.
• Dobson's New Sytem for the Banjo - a reprint of the original book from 1877.
• Captain Fiddle's Tunes and Variations - Book 1, written music for CDs 2 and 3.
• Captain Fiddle's Tunebook 2 - written music for learning tapes/CDs 4 and 5.
• Waltzes for Folk Instruments and Country Dancing - 72 waltzes written, with a CD.
• Moore's Irish Melodies - selections from 1852 edition, arranged for piano and voice.
Instructional Audio Recordings
• Fiddle Learning Tapes or CDs - designed to "Teach Yourself" tunes by ear.
• Pennywhistle For the Beginner - an instructional cassette tape with the basics.
Left Handed Music Making
• Playing Violin and Fiddle Left Handed - facts and mythology about lefty playing.
• Left Handed Fiddling for Beginners - Book/DVD, Learn fiddling from scratch!
• Old Time Fiddle, First Lesson DVD, for lefty playing - 4 American hoedown tunes.
• Left Handed Banjo, Clawhammer Style, Second Lesson, DVD - learn 19 tunes.
• Complete Left Handed Clawhammer Banjo Kit , 2 DVDs, CD, Banjo tab Book.