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Traditional Irish Music Links for Fiddles

A fiddle is a bowed stringed instrument of the violin family. Generally a fiddle is used to play folk/traditional music such as Cajun music, Irish trad etc.


•  Colin Farrell - check out Colin's two solos CDs and bio.
•  Jenny Newman - musician, teacher, performer, composer.
•  Gerry O'Connor - one of Ireland's most outstanding fiddle players
•  Jamie Laval - one of the premier Celtic violinists on the international music scene
•  Lissa Schneckenburger - New England fiddler and folk singer
•  Arlene Faith - "Spirit of the Celtic Violin"
•  Sam Proctor - fiddle player on the Irish Music scene in London

Fiddle Makers and Repairs

•  Kevin Sykes - fiddle maker based in the west of Ireland
•  Wild Goat Fiddles, Kinvara - instruments for advancing students and accomplished musicians, from both traditional & classical disciplines
•  Violectra - custom electric violins, violas, cellos and viola-bass
•  Brian Roche - violin, viola and cello making, repairs and restoration services, based in Derbyshire, England
•  James Beatley - Maker of violins, violas and cellos
•  Paul Bradley, well-known player and teacher of Irish Trad Fiddle and is also a violin maker
•  McCormick Violins - Derek McCormick, violin maker based in Belfast
•  Crehans Musical Instruments - have provided violins, violas, cellos and bases in Dublin for over 30 years

Fiddle Publications and Holidays

•  Fiddler Magazine - informative, educational, and entertaining resource for fiddlers, accompanists, and appreciative listeners
•  Fiddlers Retreat - the first and only school of its kind in Ireland.
•  Kerry Fiddles - Irish Fiddle Holidays for Adults, lessons and courses for complete beginners and improvers
•  Electric Fiddler - The latest news and information from the electric violin world
•  The Violins Directory - Full website reviews


•  Everything you need to know about the Musical Saw

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