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George Hepple

PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 11:47 pm
by John Gibbons
I've started this off - but more data needed!

John

Re: George Hepple

PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 9:17 pm
by adrian
I've added a bit. Please have a look, as I may have deleted a link, by mistake.

Re: George Hepple

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 10:36 am
by John Gibbons
Adrian,

Many thanks for this - there's much more detail in now.
I added a little more detail from his obit, and cited that as the source.
Do you have a published source for your para on his fiddle style?

I can put back the link, to a photo on FARNE, easily.
But if anyone has a photo that they own and are happy for it to be used freely,
I can upload it. A photo in the article, rather than a link to one elsewhere, would be better.

Thanks again,

John

Re: George Hepple

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 1:35 pm
by adrian
It's not published, it's what he told me. I used to visit him often and had many a tune with him, I have a recording of us playing, somewhere.

Re: George Hepple

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 2:38 pm
by John Gibbons
Adrian,
Can I cite you as the source for this, stating you knew him and this is what he said?
Statements unsupported by a citation often get removed by the people that run Wikipedia.

Say
"He said that formerly, traditional fiddlers would play with the fiddle on the shoulder, rather than under the chin - in particular he stated that Whinham played in this way. The piper [[Adrian Schofield]] (Inky Adrian), who knew him well, recalls that
he used the 'Newcastle' style of bowing and used only the top 3 inches of his bow to get the staccato needed,
and that he considered Honeyman's Strathspey, Reel and Hornpipe Tutor to be wrong in its teaching of this style."

Thanks,

John

Re: George Hepple

PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:34 pm
by adrian
Of course you can.

Re: George Hepple

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 10:55 am
by John Gibbons
Adrian,
Many thanks for your help with this. We have enough up there now, that people wanting to know 'who was George Hepple' can find out the basics, and know where to look to find more out. He was important enough, and for long enough, that an article needed writing. And it's forced me to learn a bit more about him too!

John

Re: George Hepple

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:38 pm
by Matt Seattle
I wouldn't wish to contradict Adrian, and I only visited George the once, but I wonder where the staccato got in with the Newcastle bowing? George got me to play the High Level with Newcastle bowing - which I'd gleaned from Honeyman's Tutor - and he approved. Staccato was not mentioned as far as I can recall.

Re: George Hepple

PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:59 pm
by John Gibbons
I'm sure Adrian's remembering right; but it would be helpful to know what George disagreed with in Honeyman.
If we get a consensus, I'll tweak the article some more...

John

Re: George Hepple - fiddle technique

PostPosted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 8:30 pm
by John Gibbons
Matt,

As a fiddler, can you give me a couple of sentences on George's fiddle style and technique?
You know more about this than I do.

John