MSFA SloJammers 


Are you a beginning or intermediate fiddle player who wants to learn more about old-time music? The Minnesota State Fiddlers Association holds a monthly slow jam for fiddlers wanting to learn old-time, Irish, Scandinavian, Canadian, and hey, maybe even a Cajun tune or two.

Each month, a MSFA volunteer will teach a tune or two. The rest of the time is spent in a "circle" jam session with the tunes slowed down so that everyone can participate. Fiddlers are encouraged to bring recording devices. So if you've taken violin lessons and want to try your hand at fiddling or are accomplished in old-time/bluegrass/Irish in another instrument and want to work on your fiddling, come join us.

Guitar, mandolin and other non-fiddle players who want to benefit from the slower tempos to learn how to accompany fiddlers are more than welcome to join us.


To get onto the notification list, email: msfafiddlers@gmail.com 

Click here to see the SloJammer music repository


Upcoming SloJammer dates:​​

On Sept 26, 2015

Larry Ungar and Audrey Knuth taught us a couple of tunes:

Sweet Briar (click here to hear it)

Echo Summit (click here to hear it)

Both tunes are compositions of Larry Ungar.

What's the difference between a violin and a fiddle?

A fiddle is a violin with attitude!

Minnesota Fiddlers



SloJammers

Saturday February 1, 2020 (2pm - 4:30pm)

Ridgedale Library (Room 172)

​12601 Ridgedale Dr, Minnetonka, MN 55305

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South of the River (SOTR)

Thursday, February 13, 2020 (5:45pm - 7:45pm)

Rosemount Library 

14395 S Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 5506

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PBnJ

Saturday February 15, 2020 (2:00pm - 4:30pm)

Northtown Library

711 County Hwy 10 Frontage Rd, Minneapolis, MN 55434

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South of the River (SOTR)

​Thursday, February 27, 2020 (5:45pm - 7:45pm)

Rosemount Library

14395 S Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 5506

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South of the River (SOTR)

Thursday, March 12, 2020 (5:45pm - 7:45pm)

Rosemount Library

14395 S Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 5506

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South of the River (SOTR)

Thursday March 26, 2020 (5:45pm - 7:45pm)

Wescott Library​

1340 Wescott Rd, Eagan, MN 55123

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Minnesota Fiddle Tunes Project

The MSFA SloJammers have transcribed and are still learning the tunes from the Minnesota Fiddle Tunes CD project. 

Click here access the sheet music to the Minnesota Fiddle Tunes


The transcribed tunes include the following favourites: 

Kettlescrubber, Flop-Eared Mule, Minnesota Waltz, Swedish Schottische 

Dick Halverson's Waltz, Sherburne's Polka, Reinlender etter Ringnesen 

Rangers Waltz, Medley - Old Red Barn/Steamboat Quickstep (Uncle Jim's) 

Knute's Waltz, The Girl I Left Behind Me, Stoltman's Dad's Waltz 

Click here to get a copy of the CD. 


For videos of many of these tunes, go to YouTube.com and find the JumpStart Your Fiddle

channel.  You can also like the Minnesota State Fiddle Association SloJammers on Facebook to get posts of sheet music, videos and upcoming events and jams. 

Click here to see Anabel Sanford Wirt teaching Steamboat Quickstep and Red Barn Jig .