Fiddles on Fire

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England UK
Festival Contact Information

Fiddles on Fire
The Sage Gateshead
P.O. Box 254
Gateshead NE8 2YR England UK
Phone: (44) 191-443-4582
Fax: (44) 191-443-4550
Email: folkworks@thesagegateshead.org

Festival Description

Folkworks fiddle weekend, presents major concerts, intimate late night shows, great workshops, plus wonderful sessions and dances. Fiddles on Fire celebrates the talents of stunning fiddle players, each with their own distinctive style. These leading fiddlers perform and teach in concert halls and impressive workshop spaces. A huge range of techniques, styles and subjects are covered for all levels—including absolute beginners, intermediate, advanced, and those new to folk, and children are offered. In addition, there are opportunities for improvisation, harmonising, duet-playing, learning by year, and mass fiddle playing by hundreds of participants. Styles covered include Scottish, Shetland, Irish, English, Northumbrian, Welsh, Cajun, Klezmer, Old Time, Bluegrass, Balkan, Scandanavian, and more. No wonder fiddles are on fire!

Festival Dates April 29 - May 1, 2011
Festival Links

http://www.thesagegateshead.org/folkworks

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