A series of three articles in appreciation of English fiddle player
Swarbrick. The first article is written by Ian Campbell of The
Ian Campbell Folk Group who talks about how he first met Swarb in
the early 1960s. In the second article Trevor Buck talks to Chris
Leslie about the influence Swarb has on the current crop of fiddlers.
In the third article Trevor talks to one of the up-and-coming young
players, Tom Kitching.
Tom talks about how Swarb's playing has influenced him.
Other articles in this issue Graham Mackenzie; Canny Veteran An interview with young Graham
Mackenzie, a thirteen-year-old player from Inverness. In the past
couple of years Graham has performed on stage with Blazin' Fiddles,
has won the prestigious Danny Award, performed at Celtic Connections
and Edinburghs Fiddle 2004. Graham was interviewed by Trevor
Tom McConville Fiddle Workshop Elaine Bradtke writes about
a Tom McConville workshop held in Lewes, East Sussex in December.
Patrick Kelly of Cree Barry Taylor writes about Patrick Kelly,
one of the top fiddle players of the last century in County Clare.
Arnold Crapper, the South Yorkshire Fiddler Pete Bibby writes
about a 'Yorkshire based player and composer' Arnold
Fiddlers Meet A review of the 2004 Fiddlers Meet
which took place in the Yorkshire Dales in November. Written by Pete
Tunes in the centre pages Nowt so queer as folk and Parson on the privy, both
tunes written by Arnold Crapper.
The Making of Gaodhols Vision John Somerscales talks to
Joe ODonnell about
the making of his acclaimed 1977 album.
Instrument Matters In his regular article Glen
Titmus talks about running repairs.
Books Reviewed Hawk and Harnser reviewed by John Offord. Any Fool Can Write
Fiddle Tunes! reviewed by Peter Bibby. Method of the 21st Century
reviewed by John Offord.
Fiddle maestro and teacher Pete
Cooper writes about how to put rhythm into your tunes. Also includes
a list of useful fiddle chords.
A chance to win Dave Swarbrick's Tunes Book. (Kindly donated
Also CD reviews, chitchat from the UK fiddle scene and much, much