Cherub Violins

Well ! Even I agree this shape’s a little bizarre. It does, however, have some very happy owners of great sounding fiddles.

I once saw a violin with in-turned corners, and, frankly, it just looked as if it had been sucking on a lemon. So the challenge here was to make a violin with in-turned corners that has style, elegance, grace and balance, tinged with a touch of wit. Did I succeed? Over to you…..

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The Charlesworth Hornpipe
Written by Sam McGrady
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Sam wrote this tune in 1988 while he was working on the Northern Frisk Collection with Jamie Knowles and Pat Chandler-Knowles. Pete Cooper credits him as the composer on the CD, which he recorded as part of his online tune collection. It was written for Dave Godwin who lived in Charlesworth Derbyshire. Dave played Piano Accordion and guitar with the Bilbo Baggins Barn Dance Band with whom Sam played fiddle for many years. The tune is popular with musicians around Saddleworth in Greater Manchester.

Application of the tune
Good for dancing and goes well with 'John of the Green, the Cheshire Way'

Tutors Notes
Bridging is a very useful technique to work on in this piece. It is also not a bad idea to work on bow managements trying to keep the bow relatively cantered for all of the string crossing.
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