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Issue Number 46 Number of this issue available: 0


This issue of FiddleOn magazine (number 46) contains 60 pages packed full of interesting articles and useful information. In addition to regular items such as news and views, details of workshops, book and CD reviews.

Kevin's got it. Trevor Buck chats to irish style maestro Kevin Burke. Kevin talks about his childhood in London and being influenced by Irish musicians who played in pubs and session in London during that time.

Always Searching and Learning. Trevor Buck chats to fiddler, singer and teacher Mairi Campbell. Mairi talks about improvisation, bow control and Scottish independance.

The Queen of the May Sophie Parkes talks to Songlines Best Newcommer nominee Bryony Griffith. Bryony talks about playing for Morris and her new solo album 'Nighshade'.

Living the Dream Trevor Buck chats to Western Swing player Elana James. Texas-born Elana talks about her musical heros and those who have influenced her. She also talks about her band Hot Club of Cowtown.

Heavy Metal Sophie Parkes interviews fiddler, composer and teacher Cath James. Cath talks about how she first took up the fiddle and the new album 'At the Stringsmith's Forge' recently released by her band Skyhook.

Braving a Spanish Winter Sophie Parkes chats to Devon-based husband and wife team Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll. They talk about how they met and their love of teaching and playing English music.

Left Hand Technique Barry Pearce looks at the machanics of the left hand and explains how to improved the left hand and how it can enhance your playing.

The tune in the centre pages is the old English tune 'Harlequin Air'.

Instrument Matters. Violin dealer and repairer Glen Titmus gives a cautionary warning for all those planning to take their expensive bows into the USA. He also gives advice on buying a new violin case.

Fiddle teacher and writer Chris Haigh writes about American Clayton McMichen. Clayton was one of the most popular country players of the mid-twenteith century.

Christine Adams writes about a Peter Knight workshop she and a small group of others attended in France last summer.

Caroline Yeates writes about a workshop she attended at Cuffern Manor on the Pembrokshire coast.

A chance to win a brand new carbon fibre bow. Kindly donated by Tim Phillips.
Other stuff in this issue include: CD reviews, book reviews, a music quiz, news and chitchat from the UK fiddle scene and small ads.