FIDDLES ON FIRE explores the exploding popularity of fiddle music in California by following virtuoso
fiddlers whose excellence in their tradition-based fiddle styles has inspired audiences the world
over. Fiddlers representing diverse and evolved traditions come together in a musical convergence,
breathing life into lost fiddle tunes and swapping stories. Commentary by folklorists is intercut with
musicians’ personal narratives, historical footage, and archival photographs to plumb the meaning
and magic of the modern fiddle revival.