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Turtle 5-string Fidola (17) RE: 5-string Fidola 13 Jul 00

Hypatia, do you know my friend David Stenshoel here in Minneapolis? Plays fiddle with Boiled in Lead as well as other bands and venues? He plays a five-string fiddle too, though I never heard him call it a fidola. I had never seen one until I saw his. I just started playing fiddle eighteen months ago, and four strings are really plenty for me right now, but that five-string fiddle sure makes some lovely music with David playing it. He tunes it as you've described, with the low string tuned to C. I think he said it's a Middle Eastern instrument, is that right?

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