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Issue Number 23 Number of this issue available: 0

issue16 Issue number 23, as usual, 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:

In Conversation with... The lead article is an interview with award-winning Borders fiddle player Shona Mooney who talks to Sophie Parkes about gowing up in the Borders. She also talks about studying folk music as a degree course, and her current projects.

Anna Massie , The Glasgow Pigeon is an interview with Scottish fiddle player and guitartist Anna Massie. Anna talks to Trevor Buck about playing the guitar with other fiddle players and her views on the current stock of fiddle players.

Hornpipes in Four-Four. Writer and fiddle player John Offord reveals his research into the the different ways of playing this popular type of tune.

Musical Missionaries In the first in his series of articles about fiddle groups, Treover Buck talks to Ros Gasson about The Scottish Music Group. Formally known as The Adult Learing Project,this Edinburgh based group is currently going from strength to strength running day and evening classes on various instruments as well as the ever popular Edinbrough Fiddle Festival held each November in the City.

The Brigg Fidle Festival. Malcolm Dent writes a review of this years Brigg Fiddle Festival, held each May in the little Lincolnshire town of Brigg.

Tunes in the centre pages
The West End Hornpipe. Three variations of how to play the same hornpipe.

Walking Weekend Baz Sowerby writes about last years Walking and Fiddling Weekend in the Cotswolds.

Studying Traditional Music in the Hebrides Ailig Hunter talks to Anna-Wendy Stevenson about her new teaching post at The Lews Castle College on the Isle of Benbecula.

In his regular article, Glen Titmus gives an update of the various strings available on the market. He also explains how to replace the lappings on a bow.

Fiddle maestro and teacher Pete Cooper talks about stagefright and how to how to overcome it.

A chance to win a fabulous Fiddlers' Elbow T shirt, kindly donated by Wychwood Brewery.
Also CD reviews, a music quiz, news and chitchat from the UK fiddle scene and more..