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'...the sweeter the tune'

at the Wilderness Fiddler's Jamboree


Roger Dey

Barb Pearson of Ennis shows off "Uncle Joe," one of the two fiddles she brought to play, both of which have colorful histories.

Tales of two fiddles

The Irish proverb "The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune" may not always be used to refer to the musical instrument, but Barb Pearson's pair of antique violins prove it to be true.

Pearson's primary fiddle was built at a factory in Dresden, Germany in 1906. It belonged to her grandfather Archie Frame of Big Sandy. Pearson said her grandfather traded eggs to a neighbo...

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