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Who are the best non-classical violinists?

  1. jostapha profile image56
    jostaphaposted 8 years ago

    I want to write a hub around this and was wondering if anyone else had opinions?  I have a few favourites in mind but would like to discover more!  Could be violinists/fiddle players from any genre (besides classical!) - jazz, folk, bluegrass etc.  Cheers!

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      Poppa Bluesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I happen to like Heather (lil Mama) Hardy! Her playing can really move you!


      1. jostapha profile image56
        jostaphaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Aaaah, nice one!  I meant to say blues fiddlers as well, I needed to find some more of them.  I hadn't come across her before.  Thanks!

  2. dyonder profile image76
    dyonderposted 8 years ago

    John Sherba of Kronos Quartet or Martijn de Kleer, sometimes of Legendary Pink Dots.

  3. moanalisa profile image54
    moanalisaposted 8 years ago

    If you expanded it to include cello's, then I'd have to say Apocalyptica.

    For violinists, I really don't know, sorry.

  4. BobLloyd profile image60
    BobLloydposted 8 years ago

    For English and Irish traditional music, you should try to hear some Nancy Kerr.  For Irish traditional music there are vast numbers of superb fiddlers amongst which Liz Carroll figures very highly.

    You could also listen to Tom McConville.

    In traditional music, there are more excellent fiddle players than you could know what to do with smile

  5. WriteAngled profile image83
    WriteAngledposted 8 years ago

    I really enjoyed listening to Goran Premberg at the Welsh Folk Fiddle Festival. He plays Swedish style. He was also a total sweetie when tutoring incompetent beginners like me.

    1. jostapha profile image56
      jostaphaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, i'll look into that then.  I really like Swedish folk fiddle style.  I was taught some by Dave Shepherd (of Blowzabella) who specialises in French (Breton) and Nordic fiddle styles.  I loved the odd rhythms and dark atmospere of the tunes.