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Issue Number 36 Number of this issue available: 0


In this issue of FiddleOn magazine (number 36) has 52 pages packed full 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:

Richard Thompson. Trevor Buck talks to vetran singer and songwriter Richard Thompson about the fiddle players he has worked with during his forty year career. He also talks about how he adapts his playing to accompany fiddlers and tells Trevor about the musicians that influenced him in his early years.

Jenna Reid - The New Blazer Fits. New Blazin' Fiddles member Jenna Reid talks to Trevor Buck about her one-time fiddle teacher Willie Hunter, BBC TV's Transatlantic Sessions and teaching in workshops.

The Violinist's Left Ear. Trevor Buck explores the problem of hearing damage, how it is caused and how it can be avoided. He also poses the question - are we all going deaf?

Kathryn Tickell- Up for a Challenge Trevor Buck interviews Kathryn Tickell about growing up in the North East, her youth orchestra Folkestra and playing at this summer's BBC Proms.

The Greatest Fiddler in Bluegrass A short obituary of Kenny Baker who was a long-time member of Bill Munore's seminal band the Bluegrass Boys.

Railway Station, Upway. A poem by the famous author and fiddle player Thomas Hardy.

The Edinburgh Highland Reel and Strathspey Society. George Robertson writes about the history of this established society. A history that dates back to Victorian times.

One kitten, two kittens and Miskolc Verbunkos are two Hungarian Gypsy tunes printed in the centre pages of this issue. These tunes are part of Chris Haigh's article on Hungarian Gypsy music.

In his regular article, Glen Titmus talks about the different designs of shoulder rests there are on the market today.

Fiddle teacher and writer Chris Haigh writes about the history and development of Hugarian Gypsy music.

A chance to win two tickets to see Feast of Fiddles in concert during their spring 2012 tour. Tickets kindly donated by Hugh Crabtree and Feast of Fiddles.
Other stuff in this issue include: CD reviews, book reviews, a music quiz, news and chitchat from the UK fiddle scene and small ads.