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Issue Number 30 Number of this issue available: 0


In this issue of FiddleOn magazine (number 30) has 56 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:

Remembering Jerry Holland Trevor Buck looks back on the life of Cape Breton player and composer Jerry Holland whose death was anounced in July. Trevor recalls the day in June 2007 when Jerry talked openly about his life and illness. Visit Jerry’s website.

Music from the True Vine - Mike Seeger obituary. A brief look back at the life of American Old Time player Mike Seeger who died in August.

Mat Green – English Fiddler. Trevor Buck chats to a musician whose feet are firmly placed in the English tradition, fiddle player and morris dancer Mat Green. Mat talks about his love of English dance music and his three decades of playing for dance.

Niel Gow Fiddle Tune Composition Winner A short piece about last year’s winner Mike Vass, including his winning composition Cavers of Kirkcudbright.

Ilana Cravitz Emily Bingley chats to klezmer player Ilana Cravitz about her passion for klezmer music.

Joe Broughton - The magician’s apprentice. Sophie Parkes talks to Joe Broughton about his influences and his new band The Urban Folk Quartet’.

Alasdair Fraser Week 2009 - A Fiddler’s Diary. Gillian Robin writes about a week spent this summer attending the Alasdair Fraser Week at Sabhal Mor Ostaig on Skye.

Shetland's Homecoming. Ramona Kirkness writes about this year’s Shetland Fiddle Frenzy.

Tunes in the centre pages
Jenny Lind, Bampton and Bampton Shepherd’s Hey and Bampton, The Rose Tree. Three tunes played by Mat Green and Bampton Morris.

Fiddling on the Continent Joan Robinson writes about a fiddle workshop she attended recently in Solingen in Germany. An event that was organised by Danish fiddle maestro Harald Haugaard.

In his regular article, Glen Titmus begins to explain how to re-hair a bow. The second part to this article will be in the next issue of FiddleOn.

Fiddle maestro and teacher Pete Cooper writes about how to find the right fiddle teacher for you. Also, advice for those wishing to become fiddle teachers.

A chance to win two tickets to see Feast of Fiddles during their 2010 Spring tour. The winner will also receive a copy of the band’s yet to be released new album. Both kindly donated by Feast of Fiddles.
Other stuff in this issue include: CD reviews, DVD review, book reviews, a music quiz, news and chitchat from the UK fiddle scene and small ads.