Author Dr. Eva Nell Mull Wike is a storyteller. This account of her Uncle Johnny Mull, “Fiddler of the Mountains” resonates with the special flavor of vernacular Appalachian mountain language, the way Johnny and his ancestors talked. Unrequited love becomes a part of her story played out on Tusquittee in North Carolina and all plaintively told much as the strains of a fiddle ballad are played to the tunes passed from one generation to another. On a lighter note, the author shares her explorations on the Isle of Mull off the coast of Scotland in her search of Mull ancestors who may have originated there. Continuing the account she began in “The Matheson Cove – In the Shadow of the Devil’s Post Office” Dr. Wike pursues her Mull family saga to the delightful accompaniment of mountain music by Johnny Mull and others. You will like the harmony of her book which itself is a song dedicated to and based upon the solidarity of a loving family.
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Johnny Mull’s Restored Fiddle