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Yule, Ron

Fiddle Musician, Teacher, and Writer

Ron Yule has compiled one of the most authoritative and complete books on Louisiana Fiddling in existence.  Yule grew up in the Neutral Strip and currently lives in DeRidder.  He is a fiddler, and his interest in the instrument has led him to a career in fiddling and fiddle documentation.  He has taught numerous students who used the performance of fiddle tunes as a learning tool for old-time music as well as for understanding string band music. 

Although many girls have come and gone, his group, the “Fiddlin Gals,” has continued to jam and perform locally around DeRidder.  Over the years, they have played numerous fiddle styles, but have tended to focus on bluegrass.  Yule continues his work relating to Louisiana’s fiddle traditions. He has served as emcee of the Louisiana State Fiddle Championship at the Natchitoches-NSU Folk Festival.  He was inducted into the Louisiana Folklife Center’s Hall of Master Folk Artists in 2004.