“This project is specifically an Old Time Fiddle Album showcasing tunes of Appalachia. From crooked to straightforward, from lively to somber, each track tells a story. The main goal of this project is to preserve and further the traditional Old Time Fiddle Music of Appalachia…I love this music and through this CD I can only hope that some young fiddler will discover the same passion I have for this art.” -Claude Martin. For information on Martin’s album.
Claude Martin, or Fiddlin’ Claude, was an extremely talented and well loved Maryland old time fiddler who performed traditional music in the area for over 20 years. He tragically lost his life much too soon in October 2016. This site is dedicated to preserving his life and music.
Folklore Society of Greater Washington’s Annual Claude Martin Memorial Honorary Life Membership –for rising traditional artists
An interview with Claude about his music on A Kind Voice on Music, 9/2016
Folk Radio Album Review : Claude Martin, Old Time Fiddle