The current issue of FiddleOn magazine (number 32) has 56 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:
Phil and Aly. Sophie Parkes chats to Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain. Aly talks about taking up the fiddle as a child in Shetland. Phil chats about The Transatlantic Sessions and his interest in Scaninavian music. Visit Phil and Aly’s website.
The Box and Fiddle. Box player John Kirkpatrick talks to Jon Boden about English fiddle music and recalls the many English fiddle players he has performed with in his long career in folk music. Also eplains why he has a soft spot for the fiddle.
Oisin Mac Diarmada. Trevor Buck interviews Irish band Teada's frontman Oisin Mac Diarmada. Oisin talks about his views on Traditional Irish music, his academic studies in music, playing solo and playing in a band.
Dave Bing - Tradition Bearer Kate Lissauer interviews fellow Old Time player Dave Bing about his passion for American Old Time music, particularly music from his home state of West Virginia.
Abby Newton - Fiddle Plus Cello American Abby Newton talks to Trevor Buck about the various fiddle players she has performed with over the years and her love of traditional Scottish music.
Emma Sweeney - The English-born Irish Fiddler. Sophie Parkes talks to young English player Emma Sweeney about playing the whistle, Micheal McGoldrick and her passion of Irish music.
Retreat to Lismore. Trevor Buck chats to Scottish player, singer and composer Mairi Campbell about teaching the fiddle on the isle of Lismore, The Liverpool Philharmonic and her involment in the TV programme Sex and the City.
Tunes in the centre pages Piney Woods and Soap Suds Over the Fence. Two Old Time tunes as played by Dave Bing.
In his regular article, Glen
Titmus talks about the best methods for cleaning your fiddle.
Fiddle teacher and writer Chris Haigh talks about rock violinist. From fiddlers who have performed with Rod Stewart and Traffic to U2 and B*Witched.
A chance to win David 'Dagger' Gordon’s new book The Scottish Mandolin Tutor. Kindly donated by Taigh na Teud.
Other stuff in this issue include: CD reviews, book reviews, a music quiz, news and chitchat from the UK fiddle scene and small ads.