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Kevin Henderson has played Shetland Fiddle since the age of 9. A consistent prizewinner at Shetland’s Young Fiddlers of the Year competition, Kevin was taught by the legendary Shetland fiddler, the late Willie Hunter.
Since turning professional in 2002 he has toured
extensively throughout the world and recorded with
Boys of the Lough, Fiddlers’ Bid, Session A9, The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc and a host of others.
Kevin teaches five classic Shetland tunes in this tutorial, breaking each one down in detail, pausing for tips and exercises along the way. The onscreen angles show bowing, fingering hand and musical notation simultaneously.
Although a basic knowledge of the fiddle is necessary, these lessons are taught slowly and carefully, so even a near-beginner can play the tunes.
Tunes taught are:
Oliver Jack, Da Delting Bridal March, Vallafield, Da Trowie Burn and Ahint da Dykes o' Voe.
To demonstrate each tune, Kevin is joined on guitar by Shetland violin maker Ewen Thomson.
The lessons culminate in a session-style set, played at slow and fast speeds, allowing you to join in.