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February 02, 2007

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You've waited long enough ... 27-29 April 2007 is Fiddles On Fire!


The Fiddles on Fire weekend will bring an explosion of divergent fiddle styles to The Sage Gateshead!

Brilliant bands, superb soloists, life affirming teaching and friendly sessions will amaze, engage and excite throughout the weekend.

Artists include:
Fiddlers Bid, Blazin' Fiddles, Eliza Carthy and the Ratcatchers, Elana James and the Continental Two, Bruce Molsky, Spiers and Boden, Deborah Strauss & Jeff Warschauer, Northern Sinfonia, Sean Keane, Kathryn Tickell, Susanne Lundeng, Catriona Macdonald, Pete Cooper and many many more!

Join exciting workshops from Klezmer, Folklore and the Fiddle, Intro to Cajun, Double Stopping, Yiddish Dance, Polskas, etc etc

For a brochure ring 0191 443 4569.












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