Feast of Fiddles Feast of Fiddles

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This is a charity auction for the guitarist JERRY DONAHUE. All monies from this sale will go to help pay for his medical expenses, via the Musicians Charity Website 'SWEET RELIEF'. 

Jerry Donahue is an American Guitarist and producer. He is primarily known for his work in the British Folk Rock Scene as a member of Fotheringay and Fairport Convention. He was also a member of the rock guitar trio The Hellecasters.

Jerry experienced a Cardio-vascular Accident (a severe stroke) that left him very disabled. He requires continued physiotherapy treatment to aid his recovery.

This auction is a continuation of the 'JerryAid' Benefit Concert. This was held last December in Banbury and featured The Dylan Project, Fotheringay plus various other artists who donated their time.

This is a Charity Auction for a signed violin which comes in a hard case, with a bow, velvet cover, a tin of rosin, and a ticket from the original gig.

This instrument has been refurbished and is playable, and kindly donated by Padraig Dubhlaoidh (www.hibernianviolins.co.uk)

He has repaired the violin of Peter Knight (Peter Knight's Gigspanner and ex Steeleye Span).

He has also completely restored the Hardanger violin of Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention).

The violin has been autographed by the members of the wonderful band


For those not in the know, Feast of Fiddles is a band that play a vibrant musical extravaganza of almost every genre of music.

It contains a large number of the best fiddle players of a generation.

They have been going strong for 21 years and are thoroughly entertaining.

They tour the UK annually in April.

The members of Feast Of Fiddles (in alphabetical order)

Garry Blakeley - violin, Folk/Rock/Jazz

Hugh Crabtree – founder, melodeon, vocals

Ian Cutler – violin, Purple Bridge Aquila electric violin

Dave Harding – bass guitar

Peter Knight – violin, vocals (ex Steeleye Span, Gigspanner)

Tom Leary – violin (currently Lindisfarne)

Chris Leslie – violin, mandolin, Native American pipe, vocals

(Fairport Convention, ex Whippersnapper with Swarbrick)

Dave Mattacks – drums, percussion (ex Fairport Convention)

Brian McNeill – violin, mandolin, vocals

Martin Vincent – electric guitar

Alan Whetton – saxophone, keyboard

So if you would like to be the owner of this unique musical instrument,

please place a bid on this auction to help a worthy cause.

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