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About Slippery-Hill

Slippery-Hill was created by Larry Warren and is maintained by Larry and Sonya Badigian. It started as a list of fiddle tunes in the key of C and has blossomed into what you see today. For a more detailed description of how things progressed, read this interview by Jon Bekoff. Please keep in mind, the second sentence of the interview is a humorous overstatement!

More recently, in 2016, an article appeared in the Old Time Herald, Volume 14 Number 05. Slippery-Hill: The Story So Far, written by Pete Peterson & Kellie Allen.

People kept and still are sending me rare, hard to find Old Time fiddle tunes to add to the Slippery-Hill web site.  I began adding books starting with the Milliner-Koken book. Things really took off. Roy Pilgrim gave me the idea for the Arkansas page, which has been a big hit. The Emmett Lundy page was created with all the Library of Congress tunes that had never been made commercially available. Thank John Reddick for that.

All this time, I'm hand coding all the pages in Notepad. Slippery-Hill grew to nearly 3500 tunes and it just got too big for Notepad. I needed help. After mentioning that fact at a few music festivals in the summer of 2015, the Old Time community really came through. The Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music took Slippery-Hill under its non-profit wing. Now people can make tax deductible donations to Slippery-Hill. 

As a result, Slippery-Hill has gone through a major upgrade in late 2015 to make the site more accessible, mobile friendly, and easier to maintain. Jim Reidy, an ingenious web programmer from Trumansburg, NY, rebuilt the site through a very generous donation of his time and talent. People can now sort or search by artist, title, collection, fiddle tuning or key.

The Slippery-Hill logo was created by freelance cartoonist, illustrator and musician Jesper Deleuran of Copenhagen, Denmark.


Slippery Hill Logo

If you use the Slippery-Hill website, please consider donating to help pay for server costs and technical assistance. Thanks to the Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music, your donations are tax deductible.  Send a check to Sheldon Sandler, 112 Ponds Lane, Wilmington, Delaware 19807 or use the Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music Donate Button to pay by PayPal or credit card. Please specify that the contribution is for the Slippery-Hill.