This issue of FiddleOn magazine (number 41) contains 48 pages packed full of 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:
Full English - Sam Sweeney. Sophie Parkes chats to Sam Sweeney. Sam Talks about his fascination with English music and his vast collection of English manuscripts. He also talks about the musicians he has performed with and the various bands he is in - Bellowhead, Remnant Kings and Hurricane Party.
Landscape Painting - Antti Jšrvelš. Sophie Parkes talks to the frontman of the brilliant Finnish band Frigg. Antti talks about his musical family and the strong tradition of music in Jšrvelš, the town he grew up in.
Tůmas Callister. Sophie Parkes chats to Manx fiddler Tůmas Callister of the band Barrule. Tůmas talks about traditional Manx music. He explains how Burrule was formed with fellow band members Jamie Smith and Adam Rhodes.
Iain Fraser - The Merlin of Fiddle Teaching? Trevor Buck chats to one of Scotland's formost fiddle teachers Iain Fraser. Iain talks about the music school he runs (Merlin Music Academy), and his approach to teaching.
Fundamentally Good Playing Fiddle teacher Ivor Ottley explains how learning the fiddle can be made easier and more fun.
Yoga For Musicians. A short piece about Yoga aimed specifically to help musicians.
Teardrop Fiddles. A short piece about the simplest kind of fiddle - the Teardrop Fiddle.
The tunes in the centre pages are two English tunes chosen by Sam Sweeney Strike a Bell and The Bonny Miller.
In his regular article, Glen
Titmus gives useful tips on care and maintenance of your fiddle.
Fiddle teacher and writer Chris Haigh writes about Traditional Intonation. He talks about the different types of tunings, particulally in Irish, Scandinavian and Old Time traditions.
A chance to win a copy of the brand new book Welsh Fiddle Tunes edited by Sian Phillips and kindly donated by Schott Music Publishers.
Other stuff in this issue include: CD reviews, book reviews, a music quiz, news and chitchat from the UK fiddle scene and small ads.