I'm often asked what instruments and equipment I use live:

I use two fiddles. One by Dave Mann, Hexham and the other made by Robert Czuczuka (Transylvania).

Fiddle A is kept in standard GDAE tuning. In Lau fiddle B is tuned to an open Dminor: F D A D. In Kan it is tuned up a semi-tone so Ab Eb Bb F.

I use Accusound microphones and Skyinbow pickups on both fiddles.

The mics go through a custom made Accusound AB/Mute box and then clean to the FOH desk. The pickups go through a pedalboard and an onstage amp which is mic’ed and sent to the desk.

The pedalboard looks like this:

The pedals I use are:

  • Accusound AB/mute box
  • Electro-Harmonix POG (Polyphonic Octave Generator)
  • TC Electronic Flashback (Delay)
  • Boss RC-30 Loopstation
  • Boss TU-3 Tuner
  • Roland Boss FV-500L Volume Pedal.

Any questions or techy chat email me here.