FiddleFork Online is a popular web community frequented by fiddlers, and students of the instrument. The site features content of interest to string musicians including an active bulletin board style discussion forum. FiddleFork has over 7500 registered members and is run by Mike McGee.
“I started FiddleFork back in 2001 as a one-stop portal devoted exclusively to Fiddle music” said McGee. ” Being a fiddle player myself I knew that this secluded market sector was being left out and neglected by most music companies, so I simply decided to go at it on my own.”
Starting last week, they have enabled licensed online purchase and immediate downloads of both audio and video files. The audio files are MP3s and the videos are AVIs. These video clips are designed as learning aids and each features a single fiddle tune.
The site also has a large free download area with a variety of file types: MIDI, ABC (tab), Band-In-A-Box and standard notation – all exclusively fiddle content, covering a wide spectrum of traditional and folk string music genres.