Saturday 11th March 2017

I hope it's not too late to wish you Happy New Year!
I'm very pleased to announce the plans for what will be our 9th annual Fiddle Day! I hope you'll be able to join us.

This year the tutoring for the Intermediate and Advanced groups will be shared between:

Sarah Matthews and Paul Burgess!

Mellor Brook Community Centre has proved to be an ideal venue in past years and let's hope for some spring sunshine to put a smile on our faces.

The Community Centre is located in the heart of Lancashire and only minutes away from the M6 - J31.
The Fiddle Day is a day of fiddle workshops focusing on the 'passing on' of repertoire, skills and knowledge from the traditional fiddle's rich musical heritage. The three tutors specialising in folk and traditional music will each lead four workshops over the course of the day culminating in group performances at the end of the afternoon.
Those who sign up for the Intermediate or Advanced groups will be issued with the music and a recording of the tunes to be studied. To get the most out of the day, it will be to your advantage to familiarise yourself with the melodies before the day.
Registration, with a guaranteed warm Lancashire welcome, starts at 9.30am so you've time for a drink and to tune up in time for the first workshop at 10am.
This year we're hosting a ceilidh too on the Saturday evening in the Communty Centre main hall with music from Union Street featuring legendary dance caller Roger Downing with a special guest apearance of Mr 'TV' himself, Sid Calderbank. Everyone is very welcome.

Click HERE for more detailed information and HERE for a booking form.

If you have any questions please contact me.


Here are details of the previous year's tutors, performers and, most importantly, the caterers:-

Year: Group 1: Group 2: Beginners: Performers: Catering: Tassel:
2017 Sarah Matthews Paul Burgess Julian Taylor Union Street Country Dance & Ceilidh Band with caller Roger Downing.
Special guest - Mr 'TV' himself, Sid Calderbank!
The Palatine Fiddlers
MC - Seamus Heffernan
t.b.c. White
2016 Cancelled n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2015 Carolyn Francis Niamh Boadle Julian Taylor n/a Paul, Pauline & James. Terracotta
2014 Jay Bradberry Tom Kitching Julian Taylor n/a Paul, Pauline & Ellie. Beige
2013 Cathy Geldard Emma Sweeney n/a n/a Paul & Julian. Burgundy
2012 Sophy Ball Hinny Pawsey Julian Taylor Union Street Country Dance & Ceilidh Band
caller Liz Calderbank
special guest - Harry Cowgill
The Palatine Fiddlers
MC - Seamus Heffernan
Paul & Tina & Janet & Co. Lilac
2011 Tom Kitching Katriona Gilmore Julian Taylor Tom Kitching & Gren Bartley
Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts
The Palatine Fiddlers
MC - Seamus Heffernan
Rosemary & Janet & Co. Green
2010 Nick Wyke Becki Driscoll Julian Taylor Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll
The Palatine Fiddlers
Julian Taylor & Richard Moss
MC - Seamus Heffernan
Gloria & Geraldine & Janet & Co. Red
2009 Nikki Williamson Robin Shepherd Julian Taylor Jeanna Leslie & Siobhan Miller
The Palatine Fiddlers
Julian Taylor & Richard Moss
MC - Seamus Heffernan
Tina & Janet & Co. Gold
2008 Carolyn Francis n/a Julian Taylor Last Orders
Carolyn Francis
The Palatine Fiddlers
Julian Taylor & Richard Moss
MC - Seamus Heffernan
Tina & Janet & Co. n/a

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