There are few cities in the world with a more rich and diverse musical culture than London, and this is certainly reflected in the quality and variety of fiddling talent found here. The London Fiddle Convention has been running now for over 20 years, showcasing a huge range of fiddle styles

The 26th annual London Fiddle Convention will be held in 2018 at Cecil Sharp House, one of London's premier folk venues; on

Sunday Feb 25th, 2018


It's the most important date in every London fiddler's calendar; a chance to meet friends, learn new tunes, see some amazing playing, buy some fiddle stuff. People come from all over the South East to be there- you'll rarely meet so many fiddlers in one place!

As usual there will be a series of afternoon workshops, a fiddle contest, session in the bar, and an evening concert featuring a wide range of performers.

And YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A FIDDLE PLAYER! The concert is open to everyone and you're guaranteed a welcoming and friendly atmosphere, and a great set of performances.

Guests this year include

Iain Fraser (Scottish/Canadian)

Jock Tyldesley (Cajun/Old Time)

Tom Moore (English)

Dr Chan Dacan (Chinese Erhu)

Gundula Gruen (Balkan)

Pete Cooper (English/Old time)

Chris Haigh (bluegrass)



Workshops 12.45-1.45, 2.00pm – 3.00pm and 4.30pm -- 5.30pm

Tutors’ Concert 3.15pm – 4.15pm. Open to all Workshop participants.

The fiddle contest at 6:00 PM. In two categories - Up to 18 and over 18. Open to all comers.

The evening concert begins at 7.30 PM



Tickets for the first time are sold in advance from cecilsharphouse.org, or at the door on the day.

Concert £17 / £14 Concessions
Single Workshop £12 / £9 Concessions
Two Workshops £21 / £16 Concessions ;Three workshops £28/£22

Children's Workshop £5; adult free with paying child

Contest Free

Day Pass (all events) £33 / £28 Concessions

Children 12 and under free with a paying adult
Doors open at noon.

all tickets available on the day, or in advance at www.cecilsharphouse.org


Cecil Sharp House
2 Regents Park Road

Nearest tube stop: Camden Town
Nearest overland station: Camden Road
Nearest bus routes: 274 and C2

Here are some of the highlights from the first half of the 2017 Convention:


Here's an excerpt from the 2017 Fiddle Concention; Chris Haigh leading the theme from Game of Thrones:









We are very grateful to the sponsors of the London Fiddle Convention:


Bridgewood and Neitzert





Sonic Violins

sonic violins

Ted Brewer Violins

ted brewer violins

Schott Publishing



















london fiddle convention


Thanks to Mike "Sam" Samson for the photos


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