In this issue of FiddleOn magazine (number 31) there are 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:
Accompanying a Fiddler Trevor Buck talks to Alasdair Fraser's accompanist, cellist Natalie Haas, Natalie chats about her passion for traditional music and the style of playing she has developed to accompany fiddle players. Visit Natalie’s website.
Not Standing on Ceremony. Feast of Fiddles player Garry Blakeley talks to Pete Fyfe. Garry chats about learning to play the fiddle as a child, through to his early days as a professional touring in Europe. He also talks about his current projects with fellow FoF player Tom Leary, and a major new collaboration with his wife Rose; The Ceremony of May.
From Columbia to Caledonia. Mick Tew chats to young American player Hanneke Cassel. Hanneke talks about her time at music college and her passion for Scottish fiddle music.
Bleezin’ the Folk Trail Ramona Kirkness interviews 2007 Radio 2 Young Folk Musicians of the Year winners - Jeana Miller and Siobhan Miller. Jeana talks about her fiddle and the stage set-up she uses, while Siobhan talks about the busy life they have lead since winning Young Folk Musician of the Year.
Niel Gow Fiddle Composition Award 2009 Results of the 2009 competition. Winner Mairi Campbell talks about how her winning tune Norval Aitken and how the tune came to be written.
Taking the North Road. Sophie Parkes talks to young English player Charlie Heys. Charlie talks about her childhood influences and how she met her musical partner, guitarist Jack McNeill.
Headway EDB-1. Tom Bell-Richards reviews this new multi-functional device and explains the options of setting up a fiddle for stage performance.
Tunes in the centre pages FiddleOn and FiddleOn Some More. Two tunes written by Sheltand-based fiddler and tune-smith Nigel Hallett. Nigel wrote these two tunes to commemorate FiddleOn’s tenth anniversary.
FiddleOn’s Tenth Anniversary Weekend Latest news about a special weekend for FiddleOn readers. A weekend of fiddle playing, workshops and fun to be held deep in the Shropshire countryside, our home for the weekend will be Wilderhope Manor. Workshops will be run by Pete Cooper.
In his regular article, Glen
Titmus continues his article on how to re-hair a bow.
Fiddle teacher and writer Chris Haigh, in the first of his regular articles for FiddleOn, Chris writes about how to accompany a singer.
A chance to win Chris Haigh’s new book The Fiddle Handbook. Kindly donated by BackBeat Books and Chris Haigh.
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.