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Issue Number 12  Number of this issue available: 0

issue 12
Feature article:Spewin’ The Steam– An interview with Irish fiddle maestro Martin Hayes. In conversation with Trevor Buck. Also feature article on The Monster Fiddle –  The Viola. Viola player Helen Bell takes a look at this much maligned instrument and the role it plays in traditional music. On The Level – An interview with The Levellers’ fiddle player Jon Sevink. In conversation with Sophie Parkes. An article on the Sore Fingers Summer School. A week-long Bluegrass Workshop held each Easter in Kingham, Oxfordshire – written by Janie Darley. An article about the Taransay Fiddle School 2003 – A week-long workshop held on the isolated island of Taransay in the Outer Hebrides by Dolan Morrison. New to the Boghill – A piece about the Bighill Centre, in County Clare, Ireland, which celebrated its 10th anniversary earlier this year. A piece about FiddleOn’s second Fiddling and Walking Weekend, held in the Cotswolds in September.

Tunes in the centre pages: Three tunes as played by Martin Hayes; Maghera Reel (or Mountain Reel), Lucy Farr’s, and Ger the Rigger.

Books reviewed
: John Moar looks at The Alistair McCulloch Collection.

Fiddle maestro and teacher Pete Cooper takes a look at the four stages of learning the fiddle.

Violin maker Nick Woodward of The Bristol Violin Shop talks about his experiences of teaching others how to make their own fiddle.

A chance to win a DVD of The Levellers in concert and a years membership to the band’s fan club which includes their own publication On the Fiddle.
(Kindly donated by The Levellers).