James Hill was probably the most famous fiddler on Tyneside during the late Georgian and early Victorian periods. He wrote more than 40 tunes, mainly for hornpipes, inspired and influenced by the places and characters he came to know.
This story is a reflective account of his life, told through ‘Jimmy’s ghost’ and set in and around The Hawk public house which was owned by his future father-
Featuring two top virtuoso fiddle players Tom McConville (BBC Musician of the Year) and Stewart Hardy, joined by two of the North East’s finest singers Alan Fitzimmons and Jim Mageean and clog dancing champion Natalie Reid. The show provides fantastic entertainment for all the family.
Jimmy’s Fiddle -
Written by Alan Fitzsimmons
from an idea by Tom McConville
Tom McConville is an award-
Alan Fitzsimmons -
Stewart Hardy is an internationally-
Jim Mageean is a well known folk singer specialising in traditional maritimemusic and ‘Geordie’ songs from his native North East of England. He has been singing and recording for over 50 years both as a soloist and in various line-