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Welcome to this February/ March 2019 Update

See Workshops for details of London Fiddle School classes this spring. Pete is on a teaching break until September. Laurel Swift is in his place  - Exploring English Fiddle - until Easter. 

See Gigs for upcoming performances

See News for Rattle on the Stovepipe’s January tour, a Shirley Collins gig at London’s Roundhouse, Pete’s default incorrect name (Steve), and more…

See Musings for The Busker’s Tale, part 1, extracts from Pete’s 1970s diaries

Click on Biog for his story so far. (For his activities in more recent years, check out the Archived News pages)

Shop: Check out free audio samples, download music pages, read reviews of my current CDs and book/CDs. You'll also find short biographies of 'English Fiddlers' here and interesting background notes on all the pieces in 'English Fiddle Tunes' and 'Eastern European Fiddle Tunes

Projects features news and background on Cooper and Bolton and Rattle On The Stovepipe, as well as tuition videos, 'The Bow Hold' (112,000-plus hits to date on YouTube!), 'Holding the Fiddle' and 'First Bow Strokes'. 

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CD Cover Poor Ellen
Poor Ellen Smith

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The Early Years

Book Bonny Cumberland

John Offord's new book of
Lakeland Tunes