This issue of FiddleOn magazine (number 42) contains 52 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:
The Graduate - Paul Sartin. Sophie Parkes chats to Paul Sartin about his varied musical career. He also talks about how he discovered folk music and his own recently discovered folk music heritage.
Laura Risk - A Musical Journey. Trevor Buck talks to American fiddle teacher and player Laura Risk. Laura talks about the various fiddle camps (workshops) she has been involved in over the years and her interest in Scottish and Quebecois music.
The Making of a CD. A FiddleOn reader writes about the processes involved in recording, producing and selling a CD.
Dancin' in the Moonlight Jed Mugford writes about the annual Norwegian dance festival of Landsfestivalen, which was held this summer in LÝten. He writes about the dance bands, the fiddle competitons and the atmosphere.
Fiddle Tunes of Southern England Fiddle player and writer John Offord delves into the history of fiddle tunes from the South of England with accompanying music notation.
The tunes in the centre pages are two old tunes from Southern England The Ferry Boat and The Red Rose Polka.
In his regular article, Glen
Titmus gives useful advice on how to go about buying a fiddle or bow. What to look for and how to try them out.
Fiddle teacher and writer Chris Haigh explains the mysteries of Klezmer scales. Chris illustrates this with music notaion of tunes and examples.
A chance to win a copy of the brand new book Fiddles in Harmony compiled and edited by Magdalena Reid and kindly donated by her.
Other stuff in this issue include: Equimpent review, CD reviews, book reviews, reader's emails, a music quiz, news and chitchat from the UK fiddle scene and small ads.