Friday, July 15, 2011
In America, Devil’s Dream was known primarily as a Northern tune although it became popular throughout the country.
Early fiddlers in America could name among their ranks the primary author of the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson, the third president of the United States, learned to write down his favorite fiddle tunes as a part of his early musical education and regularly practiced his violin three hours a day! Jefferson continued to collect American music, both folk songs and works of emerging composers, throughout his life. In his journal, Jefferson wrote that one of his favorite fiddle tunes to play was “Devil’s Dream.”
Purchase this piece performed by Mark O'Connor, titled "Devil's Dream" off of his album, Liberty!
From Book II of the O'Connor Method.