This issue of FiddleOn magazine (number 43) 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:
Lauren MacColl of the Black Isle. Trevor Buck chats to Lauren MacColl about her musical collaborations, studying music in Galsgow and her mucial influences.
Lady of Fidola. Sophie Parkes chats to Rowan Rheingans. Rowan talks about her bands Lady Maisery, Fidola and duets with her sister Anna. She also talk about studying music in Sweden and her love for Scandinavian fiddle music.
So what is Scandimoot? An article about Scandimoot an annual workshop of Scandinavian music and dance in the Yorkshire Dales.
Sound Post Fiddle Weekend Sophie Parkes writes about a fiddle weekend held near Sheffield last September.
Aspects of Tone Production Barry Pearce starts his three part tutiorial on how to improve the tone of your fiddle playing. Part two will be in the next issue.
Jimmy and Bob Graham Dixon writes about two of the most influential fiddle players from nineteenth century Tynside - James Hill and Robert Whinham. Two of James Hill's tunes feature in the centre pages.
The tunes in the centre pages are two of the most popular tunes written by James HillBottle Bank and The Lads Like Beer.
In his regular article, Glen
Titmus gives useful advice on how to get the most out your fiddle. He explains how the various parts of a fiddle can affect the sound quality of your instrument.
Fiddle teacher and writer Chris Haigh explains how to play for dance. Featuring Ceili dance music, English country dance and Scottish dance music.
A chance to win a copy of the brand new book The Lads Like Beer. This is a new book about the life and fiddle music of James Hill, complete with a companying CD. Kindly donated by the author Graham Dixon.
Other stuff in this issue include: CD reviews, book reviews, DVD review, obituary, a music quiz, news and chitchat from the UK fiddle scene and small ads.