This issue of FiddleOn magazine (number 44) contains 56 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:
Cream of Devon. Sophie Parkes chats to award-winning fiddler and singer Hannah Martin about how she met her musical collaborator Phillip Henry. She talks about the music scene in the West Coutry and her love for English muisc.
Laid Back in the Vass Lane. Trevor Buck chats to fiddle player, composer and guitarist Mike Vass. Mike talks about playing music with his dad and his sister. He also talks about how a serious illness inspired him to sail the West Coast of Scotland as part of his In the Wake of Neil Gunn project.
The 'Famous' Blind Fiddlers of Sheffield Paul Davenport writes about a group of blind fiddle players who eked out a living busking on the streets and pubs of Victorian Sheffield.
Aspects of Tone Production Barry Pearce continues his tutiorial on how to improve the tone of your fiddle playing. The third and final part will be in the next issue.
Cream Tees Claire Jacques writes about a band of young musicians based in Tees Dale, in the Pennines.
The tunes in the centre pages are two tunes written by Mike VassFiona Hunter's and The Shoemaker.
Among Wood-Panelled Rooms Liz Gower writes about a weekend workshop lead by Amy Geddes held in the beautiful Ardkinglas House in Cairndow, Argyll.
In his regular article, Glen
Titmus writes about the changes he has witnessed during his 20 years in the fiddle trade.
Fiddle teacher and writer Chris Haigh writes about the Indian Karnatic style of fiddle playing. He explains the scales and the rhythms used in this type of music.
Down, Down, Deeper and Down Gavin Pennycook explains the attraction of the Octave Fiddle.
A chance to win a copy of the fabulous new book Exploring Folk Fiddle. This is an interesting and informative book that explains all you need to know about the folk fiddle.
Other stuff in this issue include: CD reviews, book reviews, a music quiz, news and chitchat from the UK fiddle scene and small ads.