The ‘Infidel’ is simply my name for a smooth-shaped violin, a design now closely associated with me but even Mr Strad himself made some.

Often considered a modern classic, the instantly recognisable Infidel is a smooth, simple and neat form of violin that generally offers a more mellow and forgiving sound to the player. Basic dimensions and construction are the same as conventional violins, but without the points (corners), and usually with my simple ‘open scroll’ design.

I can offer them in a range of colours, with a broad choice of purfling and other details.

Prices are on the In Stock page

Reel played by Caoimhe Kerins, Ballymote, Co. Sligo when she took second place in the Senior Fiddle Competition at the Connacht Fleadh on the 8th of July 2012. Caoimhe plays a Tim Phillips Infidel

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    The Charlesworth Hornpipe
    Written by Sam McGrady
    3/2 Bm
    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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