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Thread #46379   Message #687747
Posted By: pavane
11-Apr-02 - 07:15 AM
Thread Name: Nic Jones - fiddler
Subject: Nic Jones - fiddler
One fact that I haven't seen mentioned(or maybe missed) in all the recent threads on Nic Jones is that he also played fiddle. He was very reluctant to take it to gigs, and I never actually saw him play it.

His fiddle CAN be heard, though, on some of his early recordings, particularly his version of Edward, on one of the 'lost' albums.

I am particularly fond of that version, and many years ago, (1980, I think), when performing with Dubai Sharjah Morris, I sang it at the Al Ain Hilton, in the UAE. I managed to get our get our fiddle player to accompany me, for the first (and only) time.

Nic's fiddling can also be heard on several other folk albums of that era, but I don't have a list.