Wanted to share something that has been happening here at the ranch. Many years ago I was giving a fiddle. I mean like 35 years ago. Friends of my wife’s family gave it to me at the time.
Anyway I have been hunting to find who the maker of this fiddle was. The woman that gave the fiddle to me was 12 years old when her father had the fiddle made for her back in Illinois in 1945. Well I was looking online again, as I have for some time now, when I came across a fella who said he was the grandson of the fiddle maker. I tried to contact him via that site but could not do it. So, I tried a shot in the dark at a different web site and 2 days later I received and email from the grandson of Herbert Himmler the fiddle maker.
We email for a couple of days and then he forwards my email to him to his father, the son of Herbert Himmler. I can’t tell you how excited Kathy and I have been to get the chance to learn more about this great maker of fiddles. The son sent us newspaper clipping of interviews with Herbert, and we have had the chance to get to know him better. I is a heck of a fiddle. I have had other great fiddle player play on it and they all agree that it is one fine fiddle…
Herbert passed away in the 90's so I won't get to meet him, but it has been a real treat to meet some of his family.
Thought I’d share.
Will try and keep you updated with info on what the heck I'm doing with horses and music.