• Tristan Scroggins’ #QuarantuneChallenge

    One of the many projects that cropped up during this period of downtime was started by mandolinist Tristan Scroggins with major assistance from FiddleStar Megan Lynch. The #QuarantuneChallenge calls for pickers to write a new tune every day for thirty

  • All Year Long from Megan and Mary

    Megan Lynch Chowning and Mary Sue Englund have collaborated on a new album of Christmas music. All Year Long features 6 tracks, mixed between their original songs and holiday favorites. Bluegrass fans know Megan from her work with the FiddleStar music

  • Master fiddle contest list

    Megan Lynch Chowning has done a great service for folks who run the fiddle contest circuit every year - and people who simply enjoy attending. She has compiled a master list of the many competitions held each year, searchable by

  • Fiddle & Banjo Christmas

    The banjo/fiddle duet holds an iconic place in the history and development of bluegrass music. From the earliest days of Appalachian string music, a fiddle and a banjo was enough to set folks dancing, and as the style has evolved

  • Blue Yodel #9: Ask Mr. Blue Grass Smarty Pants

    Welcome to the new and smarter Mr. Blue Grass Smarty Pants! With this installment we introduce Guest Artist With a Clue, Reader Questions, You Can’t Make This Stuff Up, contests, prizes, and actual bluegrass facts. Guest Artist With A Clue Our first

  • IBMA Workshop: Maximizing Practice Time

    This post is a contribution from Mike Reed, one of our 2010 IBMA correspondents. See his profile here. The IBMA workshop on "Maximizing Practice Time" was held today, presented by Ned Luberecki with Megan Lynch and Ryan Cavanaugh as panelists. As

  • Fiddle training CD coming from Dark Shadow

    The next instructional CD release from Dark Shadow Recording will be Bluegrass - The Comprehensive Fiddler, featuring Megan Lynch. It will include five familiar bluegrass songs (Little Cabin Home On The Hill, Mr. Engineer, Blue Ridge Cabin Home, Little Georgia Rose,