This issue of FiddleOn magazine (number 34) conatins over 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:
Liz Carroll. Trevor Buck chats to Irish American player Liz Carroll. Liz talks about playing at The White House for President Barack Obama. She also talks about the fast-rythmic style she has developed and the new book of her compositions - a signed copy of this book can be won in this issue of FiddleOn.
”If You Want to Shine, Put in 10,000 Hours”. Trevor Buck writes about a theory first muted by Canadian journalist Malcolm Gladwell. Gladwell says that 10,000 hours of practice needs put in before achieving the highest levels. This theory is put to the test when Trevor questions some the country's best players about how much they practice.
Upbeat and Edgy. Sophie Parkes chats to English player Athene Roberts. Athene talks about living in Cornwall, writing tunes and playing in 3 Daft Monkeys.
Pete Cooper Trevor Buck chats to fiddle teacher, composer and author Pete Cooper. Pete talks about his life as a fiddle player and teacher, how it all started, the early years busking and his fascination of different styles of playing.
The Irish Reel Fiddle teacher and author Phil Berthoud explains how to play the Irish reel. Using the tune 'Collier's Reel' Phil explains how to achieve that authentic Irish sound.
Electro-acoustic Fiddle Review. Tom Bell-Richards reviews an electro-acoustic violin from Sonic Violins.
Peter Horan. A short obituary of Irish fiddle and flute player Peter Horan.
Amber Fiddle Award 2010 A piece about this annual award and last year's winner Gemma Donald.
John Mason. A short obituary of fiddle player and leader of the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra.
Fiddle teacher and writer Chris Haigh explains the mysteries of harmonics.
A chance to win two of Phil Berhoud's books Around the World in 80 Tunes Volumes One and Two.
Other stuff in this issue include: CD reviews, book reviews, a music quiz, news and chitchat from the UK fiddle scene and small ads.