He is a violinist, hammered dulcimer player, arranger, producer, author and teacher who started learning how to play the violin when he was eight years old and took his further musical education at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.
Covering a musical repertoire that ranges from bluegrass to classical, he is a member of the National Fiddler’s Hall of Fame and has been heard on over 90 recordings, which include Bluegrass Beatles, Cajun Tradition, Celtic Harp Traditions, Christmas in the Old West, New England Sunday with Gregg Howard, the Country Mountain series and the Smoky Mountain series.
He is often heard performing with the Southern Strings and his own Craig Duncan Band which can range from 8 to 20 musicians, his television appearances have seen him feature in the Porter Wagoner show and on various TV specials and he has also been heard on stage at the Grand Ole Opry.
As an author he has written many books on the subject of fiddling and the performance of other stringed instruments and these include The Craig Duncan Master Fiddle Solo Collection, The Cajun Fiddle, Famous Fiddlin’ Tunes and Deluxe Fiddling Method.
In the world of musical education he is an Adjunct Professor of Fiddle at Nashville’s Belmont School of Music.
Here he is playing “Cotton-Eyed Joe” with Ken Perlman on banjo…