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Some of the country’s finest fiddle players will be uniting for a show in Lichfield as part of a nationwide tour. Described as “looking like geography teachers, but playing like angels”, the musicians taking part in Feast of Fiddles will be joined by saxophonist Alan Whetton for their current crop of dates.
Feast of Fiddles
The celebrated 11-piece combines the colossal talents of some of Britain’s top fiddlers, including:
  • Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie
  • Steeleye Span’s Peter Knight
  • Bully Wee Band’s Ian Cutler
  • Ex-Battlefield Band’s Brian McNeill
  • Band of Two’s Garry Blakeley
  • Albion Morris’ Tom Leary
The backing band is led by 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 performing are John Underwood and Martin Vincent on acoustic and electric guitars and Dave Harding on bass. Feast of Fiddles will be performing at the Lichfield Guildhall on April 11. Tickets for the 8pm show, priced £19 (£18 concessions, £17 members, £10 students), are available on 01543 262223 or online at


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