The flamboyant Feast of Fiddles marked their “coming of age” last year and their spring tours, which take in the Easter holidays, have become a fixture on the folk calendar.
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The fiddlers' sizzling “backing band” is led by band founder Hugh Crabtree on accordion and iconic folk-rock drummer Dave Mattacks, who has played with Fairport, Steeleye and Richard Thompson as well as the likes of Paul McCartney, Elton John and Chris Rea. Also in the engine room are John Underwood and Martin Vincent on acoustic and electric guitars and Dave Harding on bass.
Bringing the sound of sax and keyboards to the Feast of Fiddles mix for the first time, will be "new kid on the block" Alan Whetton, who has played with everyone from Dexy’s Midnight Runners to Pete Waterman, The Manfreds to Vin Garbutt, Shakin’ Stevens to Cliff Richard.
Tues 3rd - Nettlebed Village Club - 01628 636620 - www.nettlebedfolkclub.co.uk
Weds 4th - The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury - 01684 295074 - www.rosestheatre.org
Thurs 5th - Town Hall, Marlborough - 01672 512465 - www.marlboroughfolk-roots.co.uk
Fri 6th - Corn Exchange, Exeter - 01392 665866 - www.exeter.gov.uk/cornexchange
Sat 7th - Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd - 08000 147111 - www.muni.rct-arts.org
Sun 8th - Blackpool, Grand Theatre - 01253 290190 - www.blackpoolgrand.co.uk
Mon 9th - Leeds, City Varieties - 0113 243 0808 - www.cityvarieties.co.uk
Tues 10th - Alnwick, The Playhouse - 01665 510785 - www.alnwickplayhouse.co.uk
Weds 11th - Lichfield, Guildhall - 01543 262223 - www.lichfieldarts.org.uk
Thurs 12th - Milton Keynes, The Stables - 01908 280800 - www.stables.org
Fri 13th - Worcester, Huntington Hall - 01905 611427 - www.worcesterlive.co.uk
Sat 14th - Lowdham Village Hall, Notts - 01159 663596 - www.warthogpromotions.com
Sun 15th - The Brook Theatre, Chatham - 01634 241108 - www.medway.gov.uk/theatres