Miggins Fiddle

Miggins Fiddle folk duo are guitar player and folk singer Maurice Condie and fiddle player Marina Dodgson.They perform original arrangements of traditional tunes and songs from Northumberland and beyond, alongside their own material. Formed in 2019, they have performed in folk clubs, events and community settings across the North East, and online.

The Miggins Fiddle duo also forms the basis of a number of a number of other projects. Maurice and Marina regularly play together to lead the Phoenix Folk online tune sessions, and have also led online sessions for the Morpeth Northumbrian Gathering and Saltburn Folk Festival. They have also recorded an extensive collection of session tunes, which are available here and are available to write bespoke tunes for gifts and special events.

For details of the Miggins Fiddle Ceilidh Band, please click here.

Frets n' Bows 'n' Tales 'n' Ales

A celebration of the Northumbrian coast in words, music and beer. Tunes written and performed by Miggins Fiddle. Poetry by Harry Gallagher. Available as a printed book (with sheet music), e-book and audio download. For more details, visit our shop.

Our album, Ten By Two, is now available to download.

Forthcoming gigs

Saturday 18th June 2022, with Phoenix Chamber Folk ensemble

Friday 1st July 2022 “Strange Brew” with Harry Gallagher and Adam Holden in Victoria Tunnel. Tickets available here.

Sunday 10th July 2022, The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay, with Harry Gallagher.

Saturday 16th July 2022, Lovaine Community Garden

Friday 12th August 2022, Cullercoats Watch House fundraiser, with Harry Gallagher.

Friday 2nd September 2022, The Bound, Whitley Bay, with Harry Gallagher.

Our ceilidh band is also performing at a number of private funtcions over the summer.

Miss Jamieson's Favourite

Swallowtail Jig/Morrisons

These videos were taken at our gig at Lovaine Community Garden in July 2021 (with thanks to Lara for videoing us).

Neil Gow's Lament for the Death of his Second Wife

Crossing the Bar

Hancock Waltz/Wuppertal Waltz

Cullercoats Watch House

Inisheer/South Wind

She Moved through the Fair (Trad)

We recorded this in June 2020 once we were able to meet outdoorse after the first lockdown.

something a bit Different...

Like many others, we spent the early part of the first 2020 lockdown experimenting with different platforms to find ways to play music together online. One of the methods we tried resulted in Marina hearing her own fiddle echoed back at her while she was playing. She  began to wonder if it would be possible to write a tune which would become it’s own harmony in this setting. After some experimentation, she revisited a 3/2 hornpipe that she had been working on for another purpose, and the end result is The Latent Cannon. These two videos show this tune played as a traditional 3/2 hornpipe (in a set with another tune) alongside an arrangement exploring the tune as a canon, presented as a musical representation of this journey.

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