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On Monday 1st July 2013 I had the good fortune to attend a wonderful show at The Riverside in Whitworth in a bumper event organised by Cliff Woodworth of Rochdale Music Services featuring the Saline Fiddlers from Michigan USA enjoying their first, but hopefully not their last, visit to Rochdale.

Saline Fiddlers

Fantastic talent, high energy and musical panache of The Saline Fiddlers from Michigan USA have audiences of all ages revel in the irresistible energy of the dazzling fiddling, lively dancing and singing - the excitement of their performance is contagious.
The Fiddlers have performed at The White House three times and also played at The Kennedy Centre, The US President’s Inaugural Ball and most recently on TV phenomenon ‘America’s Got Talent’.


The Bill for the evening also include a fine array of the best young 'Folk' talent in the borough and showed that the
future of Folk Music in Rochdale and the surrounding area is in good hands!

That's All Folk (and Little Folk)

Rochdale Music Services’ very own youth folk group. Currently 16 members age between 12 and 18 playing a mixture of dance tunes and songs.
In 2013 the group has just made it through to the national finals of the Music For Youth Festival!


Ceol Tire

Finished recording their debut album titled 'Aeroplane Seats' in July 2013.
Amazing musicians, two of them are studying on the Folk Music degree course at Newcastle University.



The past year has seen The Jaywalkers – BBC Young Folk Award finalists 2009 – cement their place as one of the most exciting, virtuosic and entertaining young bands working on the British folk scene. Creating a unique sound based on their collective and individual musical backgrounds, the band takes influence from folk, bluegrass, country and western swing music in the form of virtuosic instrumentals, three part harmony and occasional slap bass. Add good humour, tasteful arrangements and exceptional musicianship to the mix and they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.
They released their second CD – Early for a Thursday – in June 2012 to coincide with a very busy summer that took in over 24 festivals, including a performance in front of 2000 people at Shrewsbury Folk Festival and finishing 3rd at the European World of Bluegrass in Holland – making them officially (ish) the 3rd best band in Europe!


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