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Traditional and contemporary stringed instruments

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Websites of interest

Tonetech Luthier Supplies — for luthier supplies, parts and accessories.

Headway — for acoustic pickups.

Gina le Faux — one of the world's finest fiddlers, as well as first-rate singer, guitarist and composer.

Cameron Edgar — professional bagpiper based in Yorkshire and available to play for events in the north of England and further afield. Weddings, funerals and formal occasions

Shetland Fiddle in the Borders — "does exactly what it says on the tin…" A group of enthusiasts from the Borders and North Northumberland meeting every three weeks to play Shetland fiddle music. All welcome.

The British BMG Federation — promoting performance and education of banjo, mandolin and guitar.

Mandolin Cafe — a 'must visit' site for anyone interested in the mandolin. — resources for mandolin players.

The Mandolin Pages — resource of instrument information, playing advice, traditional tunes and much more for players of the mandolin, mandola, mandolin banjo and banjolin. — great Scottish folk music website, giving information on bands, singers, clubs, events and lyrics.

Hayzee's Guide — to Folk Instrument Makers of the World. A real labour of love by musician Dave Hayes.

FolkWords — 'Telling folk about folk'. A source of folk information: observations and comment, interviews, reviews, listings... and more.

The Fleece Inn — step back in time and visit one of Britain's oldest ale houses, which is totally unspoilt. A session in the 'Pewter Room' has to be experienced to be believed! In the village of Bretforton, on the northern edge of the Cotswolds.

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