MUSIC: Feast of Fiddles night at College

Feast of Fiddles
Feast of Fiddles

A JOYOUS three hours of pure magic from the travelling band known as the Feast of Fiddles will be performed on April 23 (7.30pm) at the Eastbourne College Theatre.

The 11-strong group of musicians consisting of six of the country’s best fiddle players performing with a rock based backing band.

In the course of its 18-year history the band has been frequently imitated but never bettered and its annual get together is eagerly awaited by an ever flourishing number of devotees, and one of its key members, the legendary drummer Dave Mattacks, makes the long and regular journey from his home in the USA to be part of the tour.

Skilfully put together the ensemble is bursting at the seams with some of the most illustrious names associated with traditional music, including the fiddles of Peter Knight of Steeleye Span and Chris Leslie from Fairport Convention.

Tickets cost £21.50, call 841414.