I've been a fiddle player now for some thirty years (and violin a bit longer). I started at Uni but only really got serious when I moved to Liverpool and met up with the Liverpool Ceili Band. Eamon Coyne, Sean Macnamara and Peggy Peakin taught me all I know and a fair bit I've forgotten. I played in the All-Ireland finals in Listowel, Co Kerry in 1981

I've never played in a group, as such, but did play in the All-Ireland one year with the short-lived Ferry Ceili Band (we didn't win!) which did a few gigs around Liverpool and played on BBC GMR one evening.

Fiddle Lessons - I provide lessons to beginners or more advanced players. I try and do whatever you would like to do - learn some tunes, how to do ornaments, bowing style, even (ssshh) vibrato.

I have the Teastas Diploma and was the first person from the UK to gain it.

Email me here


In the Victoria Hotel, Robin Hood's Bay, with my brother, Rob and Shantymen Kaaphoorn from Holland
In the Oddfellows' Arms on Monday Night at Nine

Keyboard Lessons
Louise Jones

is a star Yamaha teacher and just loves to teach keyboards.  She's particularly good with adult beginners - so if the fiddle is not your thing - go for the keyboards.  Louise's website here