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Issue Number 22 Number of this issue available: 0

issue16 Issue number 22 is packed with interesting articles and useful information. In addition to regular items such as news and views, details of workshops and CD reviews, this issue also contains:

The lead article is an interview with award-winning Highland player Lauren MacColl who talks to Sophie Parkes about her fiddle teachers, studying at Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama in Glasgow, and she talks about winning the BBC young folk musician of the year award and her future projects.

Barry Dransfield, The Pull of the Fiddle is an interview with established English fiddle player and singer Barry Dransfield. Barry talks to Trevor Buck about the heady days of the Nineteen Seventies touring with his brother Robin. He also talks about life now and his latest album Unruly.

Niel Gow, fiddle teacher and performer Pete Clark writes about a subject close to his heart, the life of composer and tune collector, Niel Gow. Pete talks about Gow's life as a performer in Eighteeth Century Perthshire and about the newly established Niel Gow Festival held in Dunkeld in March.

Tony McManus, Guitarist not Fiddler is an interview with Scottish gutarist Tony Mcmanus. Tony talks to Trevor Buck about performing with his regular musical partner Alasdair Fraser, and he talks about guitarist who he admires the most.

Tunes in the centre pages
The Sailor's Wife and The Sailor at the Bow. Two tunes attributed to Niel Gow.

The First Boghill Fiddle Fest Mick Tew writes about five days spent at The Boghill Centre last May for the centre's inaugural Fiddle Festival.

In his regular article, Glen Titmus writes about violin cases and how to keep your pride and joy safe while in transit.

Fiddle maestro and teacher Pete Cooper talks about the optimum age to take up the fiddle.

A chance to win a copy of Pete Cooper•À¸s new book English Fiddle Tunes kindly donated by Pete Cooper.
Also CD reviews, a music quiz, news and chitchat from the UK fiddle scene and more..