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Issue Number 29 Number of this issue available: 0


This issue of FiddleOn magazine (number 29) has 52 pages packed with interesting articles and useful information. In addition to regular items such as news and views, details of workshops, book, DVD and CD reviews, this issue also contains:

Dougie MacLean – song mister Sophie Parkes chats to popular singer-songwriter and fiddle player Dougie MacLean. Dougie talks about his early days with The Tannahill Weavers and his subsequent solo career and the Perthshire Amber Festival which he runs each October. Visit Dougie's website.

James Delarre – Looking ahead. Sophie Parkes talks to Mawkin fiddle player and violin maker James Delarre. James talks about Mawkin and the change of direction the band has taken with the addition of singer Jim Causley.

Playing the fiddle – the write move for Kate Thompson. Sophie Parkes chats to celebrated author Kate Thompson. Kate talks about taking up the fiddle late in life, and the deep passion she has for the instrument.

Fiona Driver - Orcadian fiddler Sophie Parkes talks to Fiona Driver about her childhood in a remote cottage on the Orkney Islands. She also talks about teaching the fiddle and her passion for Swing and Bluegrass music.

The Bonnie Loch Fiddlers Mick Tew writes about a group of young fiddle players based in New York State, USA, lead by violin teacher Sue Tillotson.

DPA 4099 clip-on fiddle microphone. Tom Bell-Richards reviews the new microphone system by Sound Network.

Fiddler in the Metro. Shirley Cave translates into English an article by French fiddle player Vincent Rosinach. Vincent talks about his life as a full-time busker on the Paris Metro.

Tunes in the centre pages
Graham in a Tent and Dingishowe Reel. Two tunes composed by Fiona Driver.

Box and fiddle qualifications Joshua Dickson writes about teaching music and qualifications available in Scotland.

In his regular article, Glen Titmus explains various adjustments that can be made to your instrument that can increase the volume of your fiddle.

Fiddle maestro and teacher Pete Cooper writes about methods of teaching the folk fiddle.

A chance to win two signed Dougie MacLean albums. The double CD The Essential Dougie MacLean and the instrumental album Fiddle are both up for grabs, and both signed by Dougie. Kindly donated by Dougie MacLean.
Other stuff in this issue include: CD reviews, DVD review, book reviews, a music quiz, news and chitchat from the UK fiddle scene and classified ads.