Fiddle Events UK

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This page lists fiddle workshops and special fiddle events or fiddle festivals happening in the UK. Feel free to contact me with details of events you would like to see included.





February Sun 15 London Fiddle Convention workshops, sessions, concerts and contests with Pete Cooper, Chris Haigh, Choro Bandito and others at Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London. Info from:

March 7th 2015

The 1st Shropshire Hills Irish Music Day at the Discovery Centre, Craven Arms, SY7 9RS

10 am - 4.30 pm Tutors: Pete Cooper (Director of The London Fiddle School), Kitty Greenwood & Diana Buckle All day workshops for fiddle, flutes and mandolins, 38 including lunch

Afternoon guitar workshop: 'Accompanying Irish tunes' with Izzy MacLachlan & Adam Beresford-Browne 15 Book now for 10 % pre-Xmas discount ! (full day 34.20) For more information contact Kitty Greenwood 01584 841564


April Mon 612 Sore Fingers Week mixed instrument Bluegrass and Old Time workshops, sessions and fun in Kingham, Oxfordshire. Info from

May Fri 14 Scandimoot sessions, workshops, dances and concerts in Clapham and Settle, Yorkshire. Info from:

Sat 2330 La Fuente Old-Time Music Work-shop Week in Spain with Dave Bing, Kate Lissauer and others. Info from:

STRINGS AT WITNEY 23rd - 25th October For Violin, Viola and Cello Pete Cooper, Ilana Cravitz, Carolyn Francis, Giles Lewin, Gill Redmond (Cello) Weekend Music Course held at Henry Box School, Witney, Oxon, UK



CHRIS HAIGH is a fiddle player and fiddle teacher based in London:

I have developed an easy way to teach improvisation for the fiddle, (some people call it bluffing!) and give workshops in schools, at festivals and every year at the London Fiddlers Convention. I have done many workshops at Sidmouth Folk Festival and at the Brigg fiddle Festival. I have done educational tours for Folkworks, and was involved in a long series of school performances by Mike Adcock's Last Dance Orchestra, funded by the national Lottery. I have taught jazz violin at Middlesex ,and Brunel Universities and Truro College, and o the Folk Course at Newcastle University. I have been regularly booked as tutor at "Hands On" fiddle weekends (Fiddles@Witney), and at the Wigmore Hall, and for Bedfordshire music services. I have presented several workshops for the European String Teacher's Association. In 2015 I taught klezmer in Malta for the Klezmorimalta foundation.

Workshop subjects include improvisation, swing, klezmer fiddle, East European fiddle, Western Swing and composition of fiddle tunes.

I also give private tuition.

My books "Fiddling around the World" and "Any fool can write Fiddle Tunes" are published by Spartan Press; The Fiddle Handbook is published by Hal Leonard, Discovering Rock Violin and Exploring Jazz Violin on Schott. I've written articles for Fiddle On, Acoustic Musician, the MU Musician magazine and the American Old Time Monthly.