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Blackford Fiddle Group Perthshire. Andrew Bachell
Tel: 01764 663324
Blyth Valley Music Workshops A. Lawrence
Tel: 01670 360 319
CADCFA (Broughshane, Co. Antrim) Stephen Richards
Cecil Sharp Fiddlers (London) Pete Cooper
Tel: 02083 407 760
Cosgrove Fiddles Jenny Newman
Tel: 01908 262 098
Cowal Fiddle Workshop
Tel: 01369 830267
Cunningham Young Fiddlers Jill Copeland
Tel: 01563 523 774
Dundeen Strathspey & Reel Society Tel: 01382 206859
Edinbugh Shetland Fiddlers Peter Brown
Tel: 01315 541 097
Falkirk Fiddle Workshop Sandy Harvey 01324 627183
Fiddle-d-Dee (Chester) Helen Armstrong 01244 380561
Ferryport Fiddlers Morag-Anne Elder
Tel: 01382 552 216
Fidhleirean Eilean an Fraoich Donald Macleod
Tel: 01851 702 015
Fochabers Fiddlers James Alexander
Tel: 01343 820 870
Garioch Fiddlers Gillian Sorrie
Tel: 01467 622 776
Glasgow Fiddle Workshop Sara Melville
Tel: 01417 799 047
Greenwich English Fiddlers (London) John Offord
Tel: 02084 612 440
Haddington Fiddlers Jean Fairbairn
Tel: 01620 823 193
Helensburgh Fiddlers Mrs J Caldwell
Tel: 01436 842 184
Inverness Fiddlers Gail Brown
Tel: 01463 232 272
Lakeland Fiddlers Carolyn Francis
Tel: 01539 726821
Livingstone Fiddlers Eric McFarlane
Tel: 01506 654 189
Lochgoilhead Fiddle Workshop Elizabeth Bain
London Scandi Session Christine Dyer
Meldrum Fiddlers Alison Fraser
Tel: 01975 562 754
Milton Fiddlers Alex Watson
Tel: 01786 813 185
Mull Fiddlers Fiona Jappy
Tel: 01688 302 383
Orkney Fiddlers Jean Leonard
Tel: 01856 850 700
Oxford Fiddle Group Jed Mugford
Tel: 01865 374624
Peebles Highland Fiddle Group Gordon Lawrie
Reading Scottish Fiddlers Stuart Forbes
Tel: 01189 694 135
Scots Music Group Ros Gasson
Tel: 0131 555 7668
Sheffield Traditional Fiddlers Society Robin Garside
St Albans Fiddle & Accordion Club Graham Thomson
Tel: 01727 763 238
Thurso and Dounreay Fiddlers George Pain
Tel: 01847 893058
Wootton Fiddle Club Wootton Fiddle
Tel: 01507 603 049  Email:
Ythan Fiddlers Colin Critchley
Tel: 0165 1851 721

Garry Blakeley (East Sussesx) Irish, Scottish, English. East Sussex.
Tel: 07763384950
Laura Cannell (Norwich/Norfolk/Suffolk) English, Irish and European folk styles.
Tel: 07803 962336
Pete Cooper (London) Irish, British and European styles.
Tel: 020 8340 7760
Monica Cuneo (Oxford) Play tunes on viola! Also violin, theory. Tel: 07985 025129.
Hazel Fairbairn (Cambridge) Irish, Cajun, British, European and North American styles.
Tel: 01223 264133
Gundula Gruen (London) Eastern European and Gypsy styles.
Tel: 07050 212 681
Chris Haigh (London) most styles including jazz and tune composition.
Tel: 020 8534 3887
Jenny Newman (Bucks, Beds, Oxon) Irish, British and USA styles.
Tel: 01908 262098
Gina Richardson (East Sussex/Kent) Bluegrass, Old-Timey, 18thC.
Tel: 01424 774170
Laurel Swift (London) mainly English styles.
Tel: 07855 389360
Rick Townend (Kent) Bluegrass and Old Time styles.
Tel: 01892 782412
Bob Winquist (London) Bluegrasss.
Tel: 0208 930 8467m
Fluff (Crewe and South Cheshire). UK styles.
Tel: 01270 567750
Kitty Greenwood (Ludlow,Shropshire) Fiddle techniques, and folk styles from a variety of traditions. Also anglo-concertina & melodeon. Tel: 01584 841564
Milli Galgut (West Bridgford, Nottingham) Scottish and Shetland (plus classical violin and viola)
Tel: 0115 8469784
Tom Leary (Warks, Oxon, Northants) Irish and British styles.
Tel: 07923 107 639
Joe O’Donnell (Warwickshire area) Irish.
Tel: 024 7627 5807
Sian Phillips (Oxon, Warks, Northants, Glos and sometimes south Wales!) general fiddle techniques and tunes.
Tel: 07962 778984
Helen Bell (York) UK styles, 'converting from classical'.
Tel: 07929 003989
John Dipper (North Yorshire) Specialising in English. Also English Concertina lessons.
Tel: 01430 470796

Nick Farrelly (Sheffield) Mainly Irish.
Tel: 0114 2662007
Carolyn Francis (Cumbria N. Lancs) N.W English especially Lakeland, Irish/Old-timey.
Tel: 01539 720666 or mob 07974 507585
Kath Holmes (Rotherham, South Yorkshire) Folk Fiddle/Classical Violin.
Tel: 01709 533600
Cath James (Sheffield) Irish, English, Scottish, Cape Breton styles.
Tel: 0114 232 0421
Steve Keene (Manchester) UK, mainly Irish style. Classical conversions welcomed.
Tel: 0161 761 2947
Becky Taylor (Halifax/West Yorkshire) Irish styles.
Tel: 07980 600476
Julian Taylor (Lancashire) British and Irish styles.
Tel: 07745 493135

Tom McConville (Newcastle) Irish and specialising in James Hill and all fiddle swing with added Alexander Technique.
Tel: 01535 658392

Mairi Campbell (Edinburgh) Scottish styles and technique.
Kirsty Cotter (Glasgow, but regular visitor to Suffolk) Scottish styles.
Tel: 07796184981
Sarah-Jane Fifield (Edinburgh and East Lothian) Highland style.
Tel: 01875 612196
Gordon Gunn - Fiddle Tuition (Skype tuition also available). Tel. 01955 602831
Alistair McCulloch - All Scottish styles. Tel. 01292 443492
Alison McNeill Scots Fiddle, Classical violin and Theory. Tel: 01475 634976
Simon Moran Scottish, in particular west-coast style. Tel: 0774 846 673
Ross Thomson Traditional Scottish violin. Tel: 01236 870652 or mobile: 07717 324251
Lori Watson Border Fiddle. Visit
Moira Gilchrist (South Gloucestershire) Scottish, Irish and European styles, and helping classical players covert to fiddle.
Tel: 07960 466348
Helen Moody (Bristol) Mainly English, some Welsh and Scottish.
Tel: 0117 949 3222
Miranda Rutter (Gloucestershire) English folk / student's interest.
Tel: 07751 123812
Zoe Stevenson (Bath) Mainly Irish.
Tel: 0781 309 2643
Josie Nugent (Belfast) Irish fiddle styles.
Tel: +44-28-90645815 or mobile +44-7796-437416.
Paul Hopkins (S.E. Wales) Welsh and Irish styles.
Tel: 07792 380435
Ruth Pybus (N. Wales) Various styles, improvisation, approaches to playing by ear, classical violin (beginners).
Tel: 07909 078730
Alfonso Franco (Spain) Galician fiddle teacher (Etrad school of traditional music)
Tel: +34610907015