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Welcome to this January/February 2018 Update

See Gigs for Pete's upcoming performances with Shirley Collins, Rattle on the Stovepipe, Peta Webb and Richard Bolton.

See Workshops for details of his London group classes (including American Old Time fiddle starting 10 January), residential courses and individual lessons.

See News for Tom Paley's funeral, Cooper's Sharp Fiddlers, a 30th anniversary and a lot of gigs

See Musings for Pete's thoughts on 'Rhythm, Chords & Back-Up - the Art of 2nd Fiddle'

Click on Biog for his story so far

Shop: Check out free audio samples, download music pages, read reviews of Pete's 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', 'Holding the Fiddle' and 'First Bow Strokes'. 






new CDAngel's Waltz

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Poor Ellen Smith

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The Early Years