List of fiddlers

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This list of notable fiddlers shows some crossover with the List of violinists since the instruments used are quite similar, if not identical.

Alphabetical by last name[edit]

Name of Fiddler Nationality Genre(s)
Joseph Allard Canadien French-Canadian
Ruby Allmond American Country
Darol Anger American Jazz
Jason Anick American Jazz
Gilles Apap French Irish, Gypsy, Bluegrass
John Arcand Canadien Métis
Svend Asmussen Danish Jazz
Aly Bain Shetland Scottish, Shetland
Dewey Balfa American Cajun
Kenny Baker American Bluegrass
Andrew Baxter American Blues
Randal Bays American Irish
Donald Angus Beaton Canadian Cape Breton
Kinnon Beaton Canadian Scottish Celtic
Miri Ben-Ari Israeli Hip-hop
Émile Benoît Canadian Newfoundland
Byron Berline American Bluegrass
Sedra Bistodeau American Old time
Tracy Bonham American Alternative rock
Robert Bowlin American Bluegrass
Charlie Bowman American Old-time
Bus Boyk American Old-time, Country
Polly Bradfield American Jazz
Cecil Brower American Western swing
Kevin Burke American Irish
Sam Bush American Bluegrass
Hanneke Cassel American Scottish, Texas style
Paddy Canny Irish Irish
Jean Carignan Canadien French-Canadian
Andy Carlson American Bluegrass
Gaither Carlton American Appalachian, Old Time
Ernie Carpenter American Appalachian, Old Time
French Carpenter American Appalachian, Old Time
Shelt Carpenter American Appalachian, Old Time
Liz Carroll American Irish
Fiddlin' John Carson American Appalachian, Old time
Eliza Carthy English English
Hanneke Cassel American Bluegrass, Scottish, other
Angus Chisholm Canadian Cape Breton
Harry Choates American Cajun
Vassar Clements American Bluegrass, country, jazz
Michael Cleveland American Bluegrass
Julia Clifford Irish Irish traditional
Charlie Cline American Bluegrass
Sharon Corr Irish Irish
J. P. Cormier Canadian Bluegrass
Papa John Creach American Rock, Blues
Randy Crouch American Blues, Country, Rock
Chris Daring American Texas
Charlie Daniels American Southern US rock
Junior Daugherty American Western Swing, Country, Traditional
Andy de Jarlis Canadian Métis
Vernon Derrick American Bluegrass, Country
Michael Doucet American Cajun
Tommy Doucet Canadian Acadian
Barry Dransfield English English, folk
Casey Driessen American Bluegrass, Scottish
Stuart Duncan American Bluegrass
Mark Feldman American Jazz
Winston Fitzgerald Canadian Cape Breton
Henry Flynt American Classical hillbilly
Canray Fontenot American Creole
Curly Fox American Country
Howdy Forrester American Texas show-style
Alasdair Fraser Scottish Scottish
D'Jalma Garnier American Creole
Rayna Gellert American Old Time
Johnny Gimble American Texas swing, bluegrass
Matt Glaser American Jazz, Bluegrass
Michael Gorman Irish Irish
G. B. Grayson American Old Time
Richard Greene American Bluegrass
Clinton Gregory American Bluegrass, Country
Petra Haden American Alternative rock
Theron Hale American Old Time
Ed Haley American Old Time
Bella Hardy English English Folk
John Hartford American Old time, Bluegrass, Country
Martin Hayes Irish Irish
Sid Harkreader American Old Time
Aubrey Haynie American Bluegrass
Bobby Hicks American Bluegrass
Jerry Holland Canadian Cape Breton
Bob Holt American Old Time
Nicole Hudson Irish Celtic Thunder, Daniel O'Donnell, Michael Buble, Celtic
Tommy Hunter American Appalachian
Eileen Ivers American Irish
Jana Jae American Country, Bluegrass
Tommy Jarrell American Appalachian
Michael Kang Korean Bluegrass
Patrick Kelly Irish Irish
Doug Kershaw American Cajun
Clark Kessinger American Old Time
Carla Kihlstedt American Jazz
Paddy Killoran Irish Irish
Tim Kliphuis Dutch Jazz
Peter Knight English folk and jazz
Kenny Kosek American Bluegrass
Gundula Krause German Bluegrass, cajun, folk, folk-rock
Alison Krauss American Bluegrass
Brad Leftwich American Old time
Chris Leslie English Electric folk
Laurie Lewis American Bluegrass, Old-time
Annbjørg Lien Norwegian Norwegian
Didier Lockwood French Jazz
Benjamin F. Logan American Bluegrass
Sandy MacIntyre Canadian Cape Breton
Ashley MacIsaac Canadian Cape Breton
Buddy MacMaster Canadian Cape Breton
Natalie MacMaster Canadian Canadian
Mack Magaha American Bluegrass
Martie Maguire American Country
J. E. Mainer American Appalachian, Old time
Benny Martin American Bluegrass
Dennis McGee American Cajun
Sean McGuire Irish Irish
Clayton McMichen American Appalachian, Old time
French Mitchell American Appalachian, Old time
Don Messer Canadian Maritime, Folk, Old time
Bruce Molsky American Appalachian
Patrick Moran Canadian Sliabh Luachra
Denis Murphy Irish Irish Traditional
Patrick Moran Canada Celtic
Sierra Noble Canadian Metis, Celtic,old time, folk, jazz
Máiréad Nesbitt Irish Celtic
Mark O'Connor America Bluegrass, folk, classical
Padraig O'Keeffe Irish Irish
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh Irish Irish
Uncle Charlie Osborne
Sixto Palavecino Argentinian Argentinian folk
Una Palliser Irish Irish
Tommy Peoples Irish Irish
Jean-Luc Ponty French Jazz
Tommy Potts Irish Irish
Bridget Regan American Irish punk
Juan Reynoso Mexican Tierra Caliente
Bonnie Rideout American Scottish
Laura Risk American Scottish, French-Canadian
Fiddlin' Doc Roberts American Old time
Eck Robertson American Old time
Posey Rorer American Old time
Jonathan "Jazz" Russell American Jazz
Joel Savoy American Cajun
Oliver Schroer Canadian Composer, various genres
Ricky Skaggs American Country, Bluegrass
Dinesh Subasinghe SriLankan Pop Classical,Celtic,Folk,
Ruby Jane Smith American Bluegrass
Buddy Spicher American Bluegrass
Uncle Bunt Stephens American Old time
Uncle Am Stuart American Old time
Brenda Stubbert Canadian Cape Breton
Dave Swarbrick English English folk
Gid Tanner American Appalachian, Old time
Gordon Terry American Bluegrass
Benny Thomasson American Texas, Old time
Uncle Jimmy Thompson American Old time
Kathryn Tickell English Northumbrian
Graham Townsend Canadian Ottawa Valley
Jay Ungar American Waltzes, Swing
Jim Van Cleve American Bluegrass
Joe Venuti American Jazz
Calvin Vollrath Canadian Metis
Sara Watkins American Bluegrass
Jenny Wilhelms Finnish Folk
Benny Williams American Bluegrass
Claude Williams American Jazz
Bob Wills American Texas swing
Melvin Wine American Appalachian
Chubby Wise American Bluegrass
Joel Zifkin Canadian Folk, Rock, Blues, Abstract

American Fiddle Styles[edit]

Appalachian
Blues
Bluegrass
Cajun
Country
Country Rock
Creole
Hip-Hop
Old Time
Western Swing

Canadian Fiddle Styles[edit]

Down East
Canadian Folk
French Canadian/Acadian
Ottawa Valley
Cape Breton
Métis
Newfoundland

Folk[edit]

Traditional Folk
Folk-rock

European Fiddling Styles[edit]

Romani (Gypsy)

Irish Fiddle Styles[edit]

Irish Celtic
Sliabh Luachra
Irish Punk

Jazz[edit]

Mexican Fiddle Styles[edit]

Tierra Caliente

Norwegian Fiddle Styles[edit]

Hardanger

Rock Fiddling Styles[edit]

Rock

UK Fiddle Styles[edit]

English
Scottish Celtic
Shetland

Sri Lankan fiddle style[edit]