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Videos of FiddleBop, live!

'Thirteen-and-a-half Days in the Desert', written and sung by FiddleBop's Jo Davies. Recorded during FiddleBop's gig at the Hay Globe, Hay-on-Wye, UK, on Saturday 4 January 2020

'A Night in Tunisia', written by Dizzy Gillespie in 1942. This bebop classic was, according to drummer Art Blakey, composed "on the bottom of a garbage can". This version is from FiddleBop's gig at the Hay Globe, Hay-on-Wye, UK, on Saturday 4 January 2020

'Here, There, and Everywhere', written by Paul McCartney, from the 1966 Beatles album 'Revolver'. McCartney, who includes it among his personal favourites of all the songs he has written, cited Brian Wilson's 'God Only Knows' as his main source of inspiration. In 2000, Mojo ranked 'Here, There, and Everywhere' 4th in the magazine's list of the greatest songs of all time. FiddleBop's version is from our gig at the Hay Globe, Hay-on-Wye, UK, on Saturday 4 January 2020

'Give Me Your Hand' is an Irish harp tune composed around 1603 by Ruairdi Dáll Ó Catháin. Supposedly written following a disagreement with a Lady Eglinton from Scotland, this beautiful and haunting melody was a big hit at the Scottish court of King James the sixth. This version is from FiddleBop's gig at the Hay Globe, Hay-on-Wye, UK, on Saturday 4 January 2020

'Smoochin Away', written and sung by Paul Stevens of FiddleBop. Recorded during FiddleBop's gig at the Hay Globe, Hay-on-Wye, UK, on Saturday 4 January 2020

'Dinah': this exuberant ditty from 1925 was written by Harry Akst, with words by Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young. FiddleBop's version is from our gig at the Hay Globe on Saturday 4 January 2020

'Bir Mir Distdu Shein' (“To me, you're beautiful”) was written in 1932, in Yiddish, by Jacob Jacobs and Sholom Secunda. It appeared in a musical which closed after one season. English words were added by Sammy Cahn in 1937: the song then became a big hit for the previously-unknown Andrews Sisters. This is FiddleBop's version, from our gig at the Hay Globe, Hay-on-Wye, UK, on Saturday 4 January 2020

'Dark Eyes', at the Hay Globe, Hay-on-Wye, UK, on Saturday 17 August 2019. Video by Yolanda Eden-Kesber


The videos below are by version 1 of FiddleBop, which disbanded in December 2017.

'Dinah', at The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, on Sunday 23 October 2016. Video by Peter Butler of JazzAndJazz

'Belleville', at Le QuecumBar, London, on Sunday 3 August 2014

'Give Me Your Hand' ('Tabhair dom do Lámh') played by FiddleBop at The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, on Sunday 23 October 2016. Video by Peter Butler of JazzAndJazz

FiddleBop playing 'Minor Swing' at Le QuecumBar, London, on Sunday 3 August 2014. A lot of chat here, plus motor-horn honking from Steve the manager... PS I got the wrong date on the title credits, duh.

The Django Reinhardt classic 'Swing 42', at The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, on Sunday 23 October 2016. Video by Peter Butler of JazzAndJazz

Again at Le QuecumBar, London, on Sunday 3 August 2014, this time FiddleBop play 'Sweet Sue' with dancing by Bob and (you guessed it) Sue!

'Douce Ambiance' by Django Reinhardt, at The Walnut Tree Inn, Blisworth, on Sunday 23 October 2016. Video by Peter Butler of JazzAndJazz

A bit earlier in the evening of Sunday 3 August 2014 at Le QuecumBar, here we have most of FiddleBop's version of 'Swing Gitan'

'I Got Rhythm' at Le QuecumBar, London, on Sunday 3 August 2014. We finished the evening with this one. What a lot of fun we had!!!

Jazz with Gypsy zing!