Eclectic Female Fiddler, Active In The 1980s
July 27, 2014 2:10 PM   Subscribe

I'm a fiddle player, and long ago and far away I had an LP by a female classically-trained fiddler/violinist. For the life of me I can't recall the woman's name, but I do remember she recorded that song based on the Robert Burns poem "John Anderson, My Jo". She both sang the song and played the violin. The LP was an eclectic collection of mostly instrumental Celtic and American old-time tunes. Anyone remember this musician's name?
posted by Agave to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Is it My Song Is My Own - Songs From Women ?
posted by dilaudid at 2:26 PM on July 27, 2014

Long shot, but could it be Eddi Reader - she did record that song but she doesn't play fiddle that I know of.
posted by crocomancer at 2:54 PM on July 27, 2014

Response by poster: I've heard Eddi Reader's nicely-sung version, but it's not her. Dilaudid's link-title doesn't ring a bell, either.
posted by Agave at 3:34 PM on July 27, 2014

Natalie McMaster?
posted by jessamyn at 3:36 PM on July 27, 2014

Lisa Germano?
posted by cropshy at 4:37 PM on July 27, 2014

Could it be Helen O'Hara of Dexy's Midnight Runners?
posted by askmehow at 5:41 PM on July 27, 2014

Response by poster: None of the above. The woman seems not be active these days, which makes her hard to track down!
posted by Agave at 5:43 PM on July 27, 2014

Eliza Carthy?
posted by libraryhead at 6:16 PM on July 27, 2014

Bonnie Rideout?
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 7:17 PM on July 27, 2014

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