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At the heart of English folk


£15 | £10 Under 26

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Jimmy's Fiddle

- (Doors: 7 pm)

Cecil Sharp House, London

James Hill was probably the most famous fiddler on Tyneside during the late Georgian and early Victorian periods.

He wrote more than 40 tunes, mainly for hornpipes, inspired and informed by the places and characters he came to know.

This story is a reflective account of his life, told through 'Jimmy's ghost' and set in and around The Hawk public house, which was owned by his future father-in-law. The narrative unfolds to a back-drop of James Hill's own compositions, clog dancing and songs from the time, incorporating some newly commissioned pieces.

Featuring two top virtuoso fiddle players Tom McConville (BBC Musician of the Year) and Stewart Hardy, this show provides fantastic entertainment for all the family. Tom and Stewart will be joined by two of the North East's finest singers Alan Fitzimmons and Jim Mageean and clog dancing champion Natalie Rae.

Promoted by EFDSS.

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