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U.S. History Topics » States & Regions » Virginia

Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier

is a collection of 184 original sound recordings of traditional fiddle tunes performed by Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia, and recorded by folklorist Alan Jabbour. The tunes represent the music, history, and spirit of Virginia's Appalachian frontier. The site also offers musical transcriptions with descriptive notes on tune histories and musical features and an illustrated essay about Reed's life, art, and influence. (Library of Congress)

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Josh and Henry Reed, ca. 1903. Henry Reed, age 19, plays banjo and his older brother Josh plays fiddle.

Josh and Henry Reed

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