fiddling


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(informal) small and of little importance

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Two sources are listed in the next subsection, on "North American fiddling with strong ties to Africa.
In the 'heyday of community dance-fiddling' up to the mid-twentieth century, only the roles of minister and schoolteacher were regarded as more crucial in the life of the district, yet the unpaid fiddler, worn out by the community's endless demands, was despised as a lazy, drunken, good-for-nothing - perhaps not unlike a Roma musician in central Europe--and his exploitation was compounded by clerical hostility 'to dance playing in general and fiddling in particular'.
In 1984-5, the association received a grant to interview and record older fiddlers--to document old tunes and tell the history of fiddling during their lifetimes.
We hoped that spectators gained some knowledge about Metis fiddling (and) how it sounds different from the other fiddlers," said Atkinson.
And it would take them five thousand years at their present rate of fiddling to scrounge as much as Sir Fred's recent failures cost the treasury.
THERE'S been a lot in the news lately about MPs of all parties fiddling their expenses.
His aim is to present Seaman's stories and understand how they and the fiddle tunes illustrate how a musician creates performances, while placing Seaman's style within the larger Florida fiddling context.
After only six formal lessons under her belt, she won first place at the Tuscaloosa's Fiddling & Bluegrass Contest.
Carl Fischer has introduced new products to their catalogue: More String Town Tunes by Doris Gazda; Fiddling Fingers by Janet Farrar-Royce, Doris Gazda, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason; and Progressive Duets for Clarinet, Flute, Horn in F, Trombone, Trumpet and Saxophone.
Music fans were treated to a festival of fiddling this weekend as hordes of violinists descended on The Sage Gateshead.
From Celtic fiddling to Philip Glass to trippy dance, chameleonlike musician Ashley MacIsaac, at just 31, has shaken up one genre after another in the nearly 15 years since his debut album was released.
Someone saw him fiddling with it [the backpack] shortly before the explosion occurred," Mauldin continued.
She admitted fiddling pounds 70 a week and got a two years community and rehabilitation order at Kingston crown court.
averting one's gaze from what follows it so doggedly: fiddle's dark shadow, faddle--not a past tense of the verb we have been fiddling with but rather a residue of all that business of strings-- strings bowed and tickled and pinched and plucked-- all that fiddling to which Nero's Rome burned, they said, and to which the high walls of Amphion's Troy rose as its stones took wing, settling down into where they belonged-- the faddle of life's rhythms of decay and reconstruction, once the fiddle's flying and sighing intonations have shaped all that faddle in its final form.