Edward Huws Jones: The Fiddler Series

Edward Huws Jones is a composer, arranger and music educationalist with a particular interest in music for young string players. His music is played and enjoyed all over the world.

Edward draws on a rich and varied musical background. After the University of York and the Royal Academy of Music his early career was as a specialist in renaissance and baroque music. Edward went on to gain extensive experience as a string teacher, with a particular focus on effective group teaching within the state system. His numerous original compositions for children and young people have a firmly-established place in the educational repertoire.

Edward’s enormously popular Fiddler series (Boosey & Hawkes) now comprises more than 15 collections, including Jigs, Reels and Hornpipes, The Klezmer Fiddler and The Tango Fiddler. The most recent addition to the series, The French Fiddler, was published in March 2011.

Since 1996 he has acted as a consultant and editor for ABRSM and has worked on numerous projects including the selection of five successive violin examination syllabuses. He was also involved in the development of Music Medals, an innovative approach to encouraging and assessing the achievement of young students taught in groups.

New Series: Violin Star
In July ABRSM published Violin Star, an innovative series of illustrated repertoire books with CDs for beginner violinists. Each book was written by composer Edward Huws Jones.

There are three Violin Star levels. At each level there is a student's book and an accompaniment book. The Student's book contains the solo violin part and CD of both full performances and play-along tracks. The Accompaniment book contains separate piano and violin accompaniments.

A number of pieces from Violin Star 2 and 3 have been selected for the new ABRSM Violin syllabus at Grades 1 and 2.

View the new Violin Star series here

New Release April 2011: The French Fiddler
The latest in Edward Huws Jones's highly successful series of Fiddler books, "The French Fiddler" draws on folk material from Alsace, Brittany, Limousin, Provence and the Berry, as well on café music from early 20th-century Paris.

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Recent Bestsellers: The Celtic Fiddler
Traditional music is featured from Ireland, Isle of Man, Galicia, Wales, Brittany, Cornwall and Scotland.

Explore the rich variety of the Celtic tradition, from the whirling energy of dances to the haunting melancholy of slow airs.

The complete edition includes a violin part and keyboard accompaniment.

• View the Celtic Fiddler

The Fiddler Playalong Collections
Bumper collection of tunes from Edward Huws Jones’ Fiddler Collections in styles ranging from celtic, ceilidh and cajun to klezmer, gypsy and jazz.

Arranged for violin, viola and cello, Each edition comes with violin part, a fabulous CD featuring live fiddle with high quality backing tracks and a piano accompaniment.
• View the Violin Collection
• View the Cello Collection
• View the Viola Collection

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