Folkest with Frank McLaughlin

180629_07_FourPiece_crop

Frank & I had a fab time playing at Folkest in northern Italy earlier this summer, where we were joined (and frankly upstaged) by Frank’s two sons, Euan and Lewis, for a couple of sets of tunes. The boys also wowed audiences with their own duo performances. Frank was able to bask in a father’s reflected…


‘Sacred Spaces, Secular Sounds’ ~ July 2018

July_WebEventHeader

Frank and I are touring in July, taking in some gorgeous acoustics around the north and east of England and the Borders. In our tour of “Sacred Spaces, Secular Sounds” we will perform traditional and self-penned material from our new album ‘The Gift’ alongside tunes from the critically acclaimed album ‘Root2’, exemplifying ‘the very best of partnerships…


RIP Alex Padraig Siday

A tune composed in memory of a wonderful man – a talented fiddle player and regular attendee at our Whickham Workshops for many years.   Lament for Alex Padraig Siday (S. Hardy)   Download the zip file containing the notation (pdf), mp3 and AAC files, or listen below:    


New half-term at NEFS

web_header_HT2_circles_1240

We’ve had a great start to the North East Fiddle School and have been delighted by the response from all the participants. We are now planning the next five-weeks of torment tuition(!), with scales, exercises and drills, and maybe one or two new tunes! It’s a great way to improve your fiddle tone, intonation, groove and…


The Gift Launch Date

Gift_ReleaseDate_grey_crop

Frank and I are very excited about this – our new album, The Gift, will be launched on 3rd April 2018. Keep an eye open for details about pre-ordering the CD, and there might be some special bundles available to those who support us by pre-ordering!   And don’t forget to save the date for the…


Edinburgh Folk Club with Frank

EFC_logo2

We are delighted to have been invited up to the Edinburgh Folk Club to play on Wednesday 7th February. They have a spectacular line-up of acts scheduled this year and it will be a great gig to kick off 2018. They start at 8pm, and tickets are available online from Brown Paper Tickets. We thought last…


Happy Christmas one and all!

NEFS_xmas_wishes

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and may your New Year be filled with fiddle music! It’s not too late to sign up for the first half-term for classes at the North East Fiddle School! Indeed, if your New Year’s Resolutions include self-improvement, doing something creative, or dedicating a small amount of time to yourself…


‘Tis Holly & Ivy Season

Holly & Ivy Roadshow - group

The School Performances have started and we had a wonderful evening at a House Concert at the beginning of December. Coming up are three public performances – all very different, so take your pick or come along to all three! Saturday 16th December:  A Midwinter Warmer. This evening concert in Seaton Sluice Community Centre at 7.30…


Concert in Alnwick tonight

Three_Fiddles_Alnwick

It’s short notice, but if you can join me in Alnwick this evening there promises to be a lovely little concert in St Michael’s Church. I’ll be joining Bryan Jackson and Alan Edwards for An Evening of Light Music arranged for three fiddles.  All the details are on the Event page – come along if…


Announcing the North East Fiddle School

NEFS_header_contacts

We are extremely excited to be able to announce a new project for 2018, the North East Fiddle School. If you missed our special announcement Newsletter at the end of November, then below is the message that Stewart sent out. We have appreciated all the support we’ve received so far, and can’t wait to get…