The main article is an interview with English style fiddle player
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
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
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
Fiddle maestro and teacher Pete
Cooper talks about jigs and slip-jigs. Thier deffinition and regional
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,