This issue of FiddleOn magazine (number 28) has 50 pages packed with interesting articles and useful information. In addition to regular items such as news and views, details of workshops, book and CD reviews, this issue also contains:
Why Weren’t Lecturers in Our Time More Like… Dr Liz Doherty? Trevor Buck chats to popular Donegal fiddle player and teacher Liz Doherty. Liz talks about her life as a University lecturer, her approach to her music and her love Cape Breton music. Visit Liz Doherty's website.
Charlie McKerron - High Octane Fiddler. Trevor Buck talks to Capercaillie fiddle player and composer Charlie McKerron. Charlie talks about his compositions and how classical violin lessons and playing traditional music has influenced his style.
The Passion of Pete Clark. Jeremy Weaver talks to Scottich player Pete Clark. Pete talks about learning the fiddle and the passion he has for fiddle player and composer Niel Gow, a passion that promped him to set up of the Niel Gow Festival which is held each March in Perthshire.
Feast of Fiddles Jack Westwood writes about a Feast of Fiddles concert he attended last year in Kendal, Cumbria.
BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sophie Parkes writes about this years award ceremony.
A Superior Sound System; Georgina Clarke. Sophie Parks talks to Gorgina Clarke.
Tune in the centre pages Bulgarian Red and The Islay Ranters. Two tunes composered by Charlie McKerron.
Fiddle-Faddle Club Liz Bower writes an amusing account of a fictitious group of enthusiastic fiddlers.
MacPherson's Rant Paul Anderson writes about the strange story behind the tune of the same name.
In his regular article, Glen
Titmus gives some pointers on how to guage the quality and age of your fiddle.
Fiddle maestro and teacher Pete
Cooper writes about how classical players can adapt to playing folk.
A chance to win the new book of session tunes Ho-Ro-Gheallaidh kindly
donated by Taigh na Teud Publishers.
Other stuff in this issue include: CD reviews, book reviews, a music quiz, news and chitchat from the UK fiddle
scene and classified ads.