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Aisha Ivey Fiddle Music Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BCA 0164 SAA 166

Scope and Contents

This collection is comprised of sixteen video recorded interviews and performances of fiddlers in Florida, Tennessee, Kentucky and West Virginia.  The interviews were conducted by Aisha Ivey in 2012-2013 with support of a Berea College Sound Archives Fellowship. This project is part of the ongoing research Ivey is conducting on tracing the migration of old-time fiddling from the Appalachian region throughout the southeastern United States.


  • created: 2012-2013


Conditions Governing Access

Records can be accessed through the Reading Room, Berea College Special Collections and Archives, Hutchins Library, Berea College.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on use of this material other than federal copyright regulations.


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Aisha Ivey’s research involves documenting the migration of American old time fiddling from the Appalachian region throughout the southeastern United States. Ivey’s research also focuses on documenting stylistic variables, bowing patterns, repertoire, influences, and learning styles in an effort to understand the dynamics of the tradition's migration. Ivey played her first fiddle tune at age 10. She continued formal music studies into college and graduate school and has focused on Irish and Scottish fiddle styles as well as American. Ivey teaches the Florida State University Old Time Ensemble, the Tallahassee Youth Orchestra Fiddlers, and is president of the Florida State Fiddlers Association.

Arrangement Note

Box 1: Recordings (interviews are organized by date of recording; earliest first)

Box 2: Notes regarding interviews and performances; including fiddle tunes played

Other Descriptive Information

BCA 0164 SAA 166

Processing Information

The collection was processed by Harry Rice, Sound Archivist. The finding aid was created by Harry Rice and Lori Myers-Steele, Collections Archivist, in September 2015. Links to recordings added 2018.

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Repository Details

Part of the Berea College Special Collections and Archives Repository

Hutchins Library
100 Campus Drive
Berea Kentucky 40404 US