Monday, August 17, 2009

Folk on the Farm fiddle

FOLK fiddle enthusiasts are in for a treat this summer when top fiddle player Tom Kitching makes a welcome return to Ashby Arts Festival.

Tom will lead a fiddle workshop at the Folk on the Farm events taking place just outside the town during the first weekend of the festival on Saturday, August 22.

Last year’s workshop was fully subscribed and organiser Sue Kendrick, whose farm is hosting the event, said bookings are already coming in.

She said: "Tom is one of the country’s top young fiddle players. He made the BBC finals for Young Folk Musician of the Year and plays professionally in several well known bands doing the rounds of the folk circuit.

"The workshop was a sell out last year and we’re anticipating the same level of interest this time around."

Tom, along with Gren Bartley, was a huge hit during last year’s festival when he played to a capacity audience at the Venture Folk concert.

He opens the Folk on the Farm events with a Friday evening ceildh on August 21. More information is available from Sue Kendrick on 01530 223467.

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