Monday, 19 November 2018

Fiddle feast is a rare acoustic musical treat

ANYONE who is a fan of live acoustic music should check out Nettlebed Club’s biggest show of the season next

ANYONE who is a fan of live acoustic music should check out Nettlebed Club’s biggest show of the season next week, writes Lesley Potter.

The Feast of Fiddles is a rare opportunity to hear some of the finest violin players in the country, including Peter Knight who plays with Steeleye Span and Phil Beer, who has played two sell-out nights at the Royal Albert Hall with his duo, Show of Hands.

The fiddle feast has been going for 20 years, and features 13 musicians playing a variety of music, and with the addition of other instruments including keyboards.

Mike Sanderson, spokesman for Nettledbed Club, said: “What started as a conversation more than 20 years ago about a gig for Valentine’s day at Nettlebed has obviously turned into something very special that has now become an institution, and looked forward to with anticipation by the audience.

“I don’t think that the club would be complete without these shows.”

The emphasis of the evening is on folk music, but last year’s Feast of Fiddles also included some very atmospheric playing by veteran violinists.

lFeast of Fiddles is at the Nettlebed Club on Monday and Tuesday, April 15 and 16. Monday night is sold out but there are tickets still available for Tuesday. Contact 01628 636620.

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