Since 1996 the Fiddler's Companion has been a popular internet resource for those interested in the body of traditional music usually associated with the violin, generically called 'fiddle tunes'. Primarily dance music, the genre also encompasses listening music and music written for specific occasions. The Fiddler's Companion is used by musicians, investigators and writers as a research aide, a source for information and lore, for general interest and just for the fun of browsing.
Indexing began in 1987 and continues through the present, and is the sole work of the editor and identified contributors and sources. The cross-referenced entries themselves are arranged in the ‘Alphabetical Files’ section below.