MP3 Chris Haigh - Off The Wall
A dazzling kaleidoscope of Fiddle music from across the world - bluegrass, Texas Swing, Shetland, Irish, klezmer and east European; all with a distinctive jazzy twist.
15 MP3 Songs in this album (55:20) !
Related styles: FOLK: Folk-Jazz, WORLD: Klezmer
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When it comes to fiddle styles of the world, Chris Haigh wrote the book. And the website! And he’s currently working on the T shirt. Actually the T shirt may not be true, but he’s already published “Fiddling around the World” on Spartan Press, and “The Fiddle Handbook” comes out on Hal Leonard on 2009. His website at https://www.tradebit.com is probably the most viewed fiddle site on the web, with detailed information on almost every imaginable fiddle style.
It was whilst researching his latest book that Chris decided to put together this solo album, “Off the Wall”. He has already appeared on over 60 albums, either with his own bands (Kremlinaires, Tziganarama, Klezmania UK) or as a session musician (Alison Moyet, Morcheeba, All about Eve, Oumou Sangari, Michael Ball, James Galway, Steps).
On “Off the Wall” Chris spans a wide range of genres (Texas Swing, Shetland, Irish, Klezmer, Russian and Balkan), often with a distinctive jazzy twist. He is joined by some great guest musicians – Brendan Power (Harmonica), Leon Hunt (banjo), Alan Dunn (accordion and piano), Stewart Curtis (clarinet), Andrew Tulloch and Richard Bolton (guitars), Raph Mizraki and Viktor Obsust (double bass).
And for fiddle players who buy this album there’s a special treat! Email Chris at the address on the album and he’ll send you, absolutely free, a pdf with all the copyright free sheet music (which is most of the tracks). Now there’s an offer you don’t see every day!