|Exploring Culture through Folk Music
Tim demonstrates his presentations through:
Nyckelharpa (Swedish Key Fiddle),
Hardanger Fiddle (from Norway).
PO Box 30456
Stockton, CA 95213
presents concerts, lectures, or workshops showing the
connection of European/American folk music with the
culture we live in today.
TIM RUED has been playing traditional music
for more than 50 years. Grandson and
great-grandson of Texas fiddlers, he learned
many musical instruments and styles of
traditional playing through playing with other
He has travelled extensively in the United
States, in Sweden, and has also visited
fiddlers in Scotland and Norway in developing
his knowledge of traditional styles.
His repertoire contains thousands of fiddle
tunes and other melodies and songs. He has
been playing and teaching professionally
since the 1970's, always with old traditional
He is a skilled player in many American and
European styles of fiddle music. He is one of
the country's leading experts on Swedish
fiddling, and even leads folk music tours to
Sweden in the summer.