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. Together, they lead the Phoenix Chamber Folk Ensemble and the Phoenix Folk Virtual Ensemble.
For details of the Miggins Fiddle Ceilidh Band, please click here.
The Long List (one of our tunes)
Wallington Hall (a Northumbrian tune by Billy Pigg)
Ten by Two
A collection of 10 fiddle and guitar duets, recorded and filmed live in the Phoenix Folk Studio in Cullercoats between April and November 2021. Available to download here.
March of the Kings of Laois (trad)
Miss Jamieson's Favourite
Hancock Waltz/Wuppertal Waltz
Cullercoats Watch House
She Moved Through the Fair (Trad)
We recorded this in June 2020 once we were able to meet outdoors 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.