fiddling


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Synonyms for fiddling

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(informal) small and of little importance

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Scholars have determined that fiddling was introduced to Aboriginal communities by Scottish and French fur traders in the early 1800s (Lederman, 1991; Fuoco, 2003; Gluska, 2011).
Investigations of local community interactions, themes in the development of fiddle traditions, and the contributions of different ethnic groups to the style makes for vivid, important reading for any interested in fiddling in particular and American music evolution in general.
When we talked about how classical music training and Celtic fiddling are different, we arrived at the point which I have heard Pierre discuss with my own string students on several occasions--he feels a mutual respect which results in a "world of sharing" between symphony musicians and traditional fiddlers.
Jonathan Keys added: "And those naughty expense fiddling MPs" Andy Farrell commented: "I think they all should, why should I and other people go and do night shifts, 56 - 60 hours a week, while these people sit about and smoke tabs all day.
In organizing his mass of information, Reisswenger, an academic librarian and author of an excellent study of old-time fiddler Melvin Wine (Drew Beisswenger, Fiddling Way Out Yonder: The Lore and Music of Melvin Wine [Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 2002] ), has divided the world of North American fiddling along generic, ethnic, and geographic (national or regional) lines.
The seven-year-old's mother Fiddling The Facts started 6-1 favourite for the 1999 Grand National won by Bobbyjo, while half-brother Classic Fiddle landed seven races from just 11 starts for Henderson between 2006 and 2008.
It also features topics as remote from the North Atlantic as Texas contest fiddling, Harry Choates as a Cajun folk hero, and James Madison Carpenter's 1928-35 cylinder recordings of fiddlers from the English Midlands.
My grandmother, Alice Clemens--three times New York State ladies' fiddling champion--was a cofounder of the museum and association.
Helping to keep the Metis-style of fiddling alive brings Ashdown a sense of gratification and pride.
The event sprouted after a year-long effort by the Institute of Alaska Native Arts to document Athabascan old-time fiddling, which was tagged as an endangered tradition by the Alaska State Council on the Arts, according to a 2003 report to the Tanana Chiefs Conference.
Tyler Vollrath has walked away with the title for the Metis Nation of Alberta's first annual fiddling competition held as part of the Kiyanaw exhibition at Edmonton's Capital Ex.
It would take all of our MPs fiddling flat out over a year and a half to make as much as one year of Sir Fred's pension from his banking job.
2 : to move the hands or fingers restlessly <She kept fiddling with her ring.
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.