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Mr Stuart Fenwick
Mr Stuart Fenwick

Biography

I began playing fiddle on my 7th birthday, after being given my great granddads fiddle as a gift. There have been 4 generations of fiddle players in my family, with a strong relation to the music of Northumberland and the borders.
I was in a number of ceilidh bands and groups growing up, being taught by such musicians as Alistair Anderson, Sandra Kerr, Kathryn Tickell and Stewart Hardy. When I became a teenager I was involved in a band called Folkestra North, based at the Sage Gateshead. I got a great experience of working with a wide range of musicians, touring festivals and performing along side such artists as Sting.
I also attended the Durham Folkworks summer school for a number of years, where I broadened my repertoire greatly, learning from not only musicians from the UK, but also from Scandinavia, Middle East and Canada (Cape Breton).
After a year travelling after school, mainly around Asia visiting such countries as Thailand, Burma, Cambodia etc. I met a number of musicians from different cultures which helped to inspire me to try different techniques and attempt many different time signatures and styles.
I attended Newcastle University in 2007 until 2011 where I completed my Bachelor of Music in Folk & Traditional Music. I concentrated in my later years here on music of North Eastern England, looking at collections dating back as far as 1694, so if you have a keen interest for history and looking at tunes and how they have developed through the centuries I would be happy to help.
With growing up in the area, I can help progress with bow style in such styles as the 3/2 hornpipe and the Tyneside Hornpipes or a rant.
Let me know what you would like to get from the lessons and I would be happy to adapt to your needs, however if you are looking for just some new repetoire, I have an extensive selection.

Contact Stuart

Address: Greater London
SE5
Phone: 07929752117
Mobile: 07929752117
Fee (30 minutes): £25.00
Fee (60 minutes): £40.00

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