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Issue Number 21 Number of this issue available: 0

issue16 Issue number 21 of FiddleOn magazine contains an interview with Guitarist and singer Kevin Dempsey who talks to Trevor Buck about the many fiddler players he has played with over the years. Players such as Dave Swarbrick, Chris Leslie, Tom Leary, and Peter Knight.

When James met Billy is an article by Dave Townsend about William Nathan 'Jinky' Wells (1868-1953). 'Jinky' Wells was an acclaimed fiddle player with the Bampton (in-the-Bush) Morris side in Oxfordshire. Dave talks about some of Jinky's early recordings, Recordings that are currently being held in the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, in London as well as the Library of Congress, Washington, USA. Unfortunately two of the tunes did not print correctly, so click here to view a PDF version of all three tunes that you can print out.

Talking Strathspeys Paul Anderson writes about the close relationship between the accent spoken in the North East of Scotland and the popular style of tune from the area, the Strathspey.

Band of Two Peter Fyfe writes about his 15 year-long association with Garry Blackley in their duet Band of Two.

Tunes in the centre pages
Old Tom of Oxford and The Rose Tree. Both tunes transcribed by Dave Townsend from recordings of 'Jinky' Wells made by James Madison Carpenter during his visit to the UK in 1933 (also see Sam Bennett article in issue 20).

Taransey Traditional Fiddle School Dolan Morrison writes about this summer's fiddle school held each year on the remote island of Taransey off the west coast of Scotland.

A review of the new tutorial DVD Play Scottish Fiddle published by Taigh na Teud.

In his regular article, Glen Titmus writes about violin making in Britain.

Fiddle maestro and teacher Pete Cooper talks about posture while playing the fiddle.

A chance to win the new tutorial DVD Play Scottish Fiddle kindly donated by Taigh na Teud.
Also CD reviews, a music quiz, news and chitchat from the UK fiddle scene and more.