These tutorial pages have been prepared and published by YDW with support from Arts Council England - Yorkshire
The content has been prepared by Geoff Bowen who is happy to receive comments and queries by email to

The video recording and editing was done by Phil Keen who is available for
photography, video filming & editing, DVD construction & DTP work. E-mail

The playing for dancing pages include extracts and links to the English Dances tutorial pages for which there is a separate page of credits and acknowledgements.


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The content of this on-line tutorial is closely integrated with the widely used YDW book How to play Folk Fiddle by Geoff Bowen which you can buy on line. For payment by other methods e-mail
Audio recordings to accompany the book (originally on CD) are accessible on this site (Go to the fiddle sitemap).

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