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Issue Number 4  Number of this issue available: 0

issue 4
Feature article: Joe O'Donnell and His Amazing Violins – Joe talks about his years playing mainstream pop of the 60s and 70s and his facination for unusual violins including a ceramic fiddle he uses, written by Jeremy Weaver.

Other articles: Unravelling Strings – an article about fiddle strings by Delwen Timms of 'Strings by Post'. Going Where the Fiddle Takes You (1) – an article about a trip to Arizona and meeting up with local fiddle legend Charlie Kennedy, written by Trevor Buck. Fiddle Playing in Cornwall, a piece about the fiddle scene in Cornwall written by Frances Bennett. Bow Lappings – a short piece on how to fit new lapping to a bow, written by violin maker Gavin Wood. The Trows – a Folklore story from Shetland about the Trows who offen kidnapped fiddlers for years on end to entertain them. Written by Amanda Peters. Fiddles at Witney 2000 – an account of this years workshop in Witney, Oxfordshire. Written by John Dipper. Tronder Festival 2000 – an account of this years festival held in August each year in Tronder, Denmark, written by Joan Robinson.

Pete Cooper article: Tuning the fiddle.

Nick Woodward article: How the soundpost effects the tone of the fiddle.

Tunes in the centre pages
: Three tunes which are similar, or versions of Soldier’s Joy – Shetland Soldier’s Joy, Philadelphia, Worcestershire Hornpipe.

Books reviewed
: John Moar looks at Fiddle and Pint, The Rough Guide to Violin and Viola, Patrick McDonald Collection.

: A chance to win one of 5 Natalie MacMaster CDs, donated by Greentrax.