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A Fiddler’s Holiday [CD or DVD] a musical celebration of the winter holiday season, a time when families gather round hearth and home to keep their spirits warm and bright. The Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band is accompanied by the University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Dr. Kevin P. Bartram. A Fiddler’s Holiday TV Special aired on PBS affiliate stations during the 2012 holiday season. The program was produced and directed at The University Of Mary Washington in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia by four-time Emmy® Award winner Jim Brown. (Rounder Records 2012)

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DVD: $13.95


A Fiddler’s Guide to Waltzes, Airs and Haunting Melodies [Homespun] An extended video fiddle lesson with Jay Ungar. He teaches Tennessee Waltz, Shebeg Shemore, South Wind, Ashokan Farewell and others. Includes valuable tips on expression, interpretation, ornaments and playing for dancing. [Extended Video]

“Jay Ungar brings a friendly practical approach to the tasks of putting tone, variety and lift into waltzes and airs. Able to play effectively at the slowest speeds, he demonstrates tunes, takes them apart and presents specific practice techniques that work. Want to learn to play waltzes and airs? This is the tape. Want to seriously improve your fiddle playing in general? This is the tape. Whatever your level you’ll benefit from ‘A Fiddler’s Guide.’ I can’t recommend it highly enough.” – Paul Brown – from a Review in the May – July, 1996 of the Old-Time Herald

DVD: $13.95

Digital version available at Homespun