Fiddle Aunt ’s nine hundred and fifty-four comments

  • Re: RIP Tommy Peoples

    We were really sorry to hear this news. A great fiddler, and by all accounts, a very nice person. May he rest in peace. Wishing strength and solace to his family & friends. more…

  • Re: New site feature: Trips

    Thank you for adding the amenity, Jeremy. I have just tried it out - nice to see where the local sessions are, and good to see that my husband is making the same trip. :) more…

  • Melrose, Scotland

    John ('The Pianist') and I are going to the Merlin Academy Summer School held at Abbotsford near Melrose. John will be playing keyboard, but bringing his concertina, and I'll be playing fiddle. We went last year and it was fab. more…

  • Re: Fiddle Schools in the UK & Ireland?

    We've just got back from Folkworks 2018, the thirtieth anniversary, held at Grey College, Durham. John wanted to go there so he could improve on his concertina as the tutor there this year was the renowned Alistair Anderson. I was playing fiddle, and the ... more…

  • Re: Her Long Black Hair

    'Her long golden hair flowing down her back'? more…

  • Re: The Stanford Arms

    It depends on who's there. If there are lots of people enjoying playing, it goes on until 11 pm (but not later). Sometimes, though, if it suits the people who are there, it can break up at 10.00 or 10.30. more…

  • Re: Problems changing a g string (dominant)

    I changed the d string today. Pliers - chafing the casing - picking fluff off - graphiting the fine tuner groove - even tried widening that with a thin blunt knife. After half an hour's struggle, I succeeded in getting the string into the fine tuner. more…

  • Re: Problems changing a g string (dominant)

    Thanks, Jim - more…

  • Re: Problems changing a g string (dominant)

    Oh sorry, @Mark M - I overlooked it. I think it might be a tailpiece with built-in tuners. more…

  • Re: Problems changing a g string (dominant)

    'You wouldn’t really consider choosing the strings you use based on something as trivial as this rather than the sound would you?' more…