Tom McConville and David Newey (The Newcastle Fiddler), New Theatre, Exeter, Saturday 9th April, 7.30pm
Tom McConville, primarily known as The Newcastle Fiddle Player, is one of the leading fiddle players of our time.
A virtuoso musician and fantastic singer, his rich and warm voice makes his interpretation of traditional and contemporary songs greatly admired by singers throughout the world.
In great demand as a performer, session musician and teacher, playing the fiddle is his lifelong passion and he has achieved every player’s dream of creating his own unique, instantly recognizable sound.
His live performances combine a rollercoaster of musical delights from fast, rhythmic dance tunes – through beautiful slow airs and of course, great singing – all presented with his inimitable sense of humour and style.
“One of the greatest violinists I’ve ever heard and by far the biggest influence in my music – a true master,” Seth Lakeman.
“When my schoolmates had boy bands on their Walkmans, I was listening to Tom McConville,” Kate Rusby.
Tickets cost £12. They are available from New Theatre box office, cash and cheque only, on 01392 277189 or from Exeter visitor’s information and tickets, Dix’s Field, Paris Street, Exeter, Cash, Cheques and Cards 01392 665885.