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Issue Number 17 Number of this issue available: 0

The main article is an interview with English style fiddle player Eliza Carthy. This article is written by Sophie Parks.

Other articles in this issue
Reconstructing English fiddle style 1650-1850 An article written by Paul Roberts on early English fiddle music. Paul talks about bowing, tuning and tempo used from the mid 1600s to the mid 1800s.

The North-West Folk Train Sophie Parks talks about a surprise encounter she had with a group of musicians on a train to Manchester.

Anna Esslemont of Uiscedwr An interview with the young fiddle player of the band Uiscedwr. This band won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2002.

Absent-Mindedness in a Parish Choir An amusing short story from the pen of Thomas Hardy.

Lakeland Fiddlers and Fiddling An article by fiddle teacher and multi-instrumentalist Carolyn Francis. Carolyn talks about her research and findings into the history of fiddle music in The Lake District.

Tunes in the centre pages
Elterwater Hornpipe and Elterwater Quickstep, both tunes from a manuscript of lakeland fiddler William Irwin.

Jamie Laval
Mark Morpurgo talks about the forthcoming UK tour of this talanted American player.

Instrument Matters In his regular article Glen Titmus talks about •À¸Do It Yourself•À¸ repairs.

Books Reviewed

Scots on the Fiddle 1 reviewed by John Offord. Du Diff•À¸ren•À¸ reviewed by John Offord. Stepping Northward also reviewed by John Offord.

Fiddle maestro and teacher Pete Cooper talks about jigs and slip-jigs. Thier deffinition and regional variations

Tailpiece The first of a regular series of articles from Thomas Fairbairn. In this piece Tom talks about joining the band Whapweasel and having to learn the band's repertoire all within a matter of weeks.

A chance to win a FiddleOn T-shirt.
Also CD reviews, news and chitchat from the UK fiddle scene and much, much more.