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Autumn 2023
at London Fiddle School

Pete teaching on Zoom


American Old Time Fiddle Tunes
A new 'dual' 10-week course

In-person classes will be in
Storrow Hall, Cecil Sharp House,
2 Regent's Park Road, London NW1 7AY
Wednesdays 7.30 - 9.00pm 
from 27 September (half-term break 25 October) to 6 December. 
Zoom classes will take place on 
Thursdays 7.30 - 9.00pm 
from 28 September (half-term break 26 October) to 7 December. 
This Autumn Pete will teach in person on Wednesday evenings at Cecil Sharp House, then on Thursday evenings give the same class from home (where the Wi-Fi works) on Zoom. You can join him for either session - or, at no extra charge, both! 

In this friendly class for intermediate, new-to-folk or advanced players we'll explore the traditional fiddle music of the Appalachian Mountains - 'Old Time' rather than 'Bluegrass', but it's similar territory - which has its roots in Britain, Ireland and West Africa. Different tunes from previous courses. As usual, you will receive an audio recording, or YouTube link, a day or two before the class to help familiarise you with the tune. Pete will teach it by ear, phrase by phrase, both fingering and bowing, at the class. 
'With regard to bowing,' he writes in 'American Old Time Fiddle Tunes' (Schott ED 13236), 'it is probably as far removed from classical violin as you can get without falling off the edge of the known universe.' Each week after the Thursday class all participants will get a follow-up email, with the tune notation and a video

Cost £125.00 (concessions £100.00)

Newcomers to Pete's classes are welcome to try a session FREE before deciding whether or not to enrol for the whole course - let him know in advance by email or just turn up and take your chances! It's first come, first served.

To enrol, email Please pay by bank transfer (Pete will send his bank details if you don't already have them), or by PayPal ( from outside the UK. In-person participants can pay in cash at the class, but cheques can no longer be accepted. Once your payment is received, you will be added to the email group list for the course, and a Zoom link will be emailed before each session, whether or not you choose to use it.

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