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Feast of Fiddles

  • Where: The Neeld, High Street, Chippenham, SN15 3ER
  • When:Friday 06 May 2022
  • Time: 07:30 PM
  • Cost: £22.50

Feast of Fiddles – Spring Tour 2022


The Feast of Fiddles band-waggon gets moving again after two tour cancellations courtesy of the pandemic. Born in Nettlebed on Valentine’s Day 1994 as a one-off special concert, Feast of Fiddles has done 26 spring tours, 24 festivals and has 7 CDs to its name. Not bad for a bunch of old folk-rockers!  This is a band of friends that puts on a show of huge dynamic range performed with passion, joy and a liberal dose of fun.  Typically, fiddlers Peter Knight (Gigspanner, Steeleye Span), Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention),  Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band), Ian Cutler (Bully Wee), Tom Leary (Joe Brown) and Garry Blakeley (Band of Two) add the large range of fiddle playing styles to the rock back-line of guitars, keyboards, sax and accordion – all held together by legendary drummer Dave Mattacks. A live music entertainment like no other on the circuit which is guaranteed to be enjoyed by even the most doubting of friends dragged along! This year Marion Fleetwood will deputise for Chris Leslie.


“Absolutely awesome!” – Sue Marchant, BBC East


Britain’s fiddling supergroup” – Mark Radcliffe, BBC Radio 2


“The best fiddle players of a generation” Ian A Anderson


“Crabtree pumps his accordion as though he’s powering his own heartbeat and each and every violinist fiddles frantically. Impressive, high energy stuff” – Manchester Review