Tom Dove’s playing benefits from a wide variety of influences. Originally a classically trained violinist, he turned increasingly towards traditional fiddle styles and now plays fiddle almost exclusively.
Initially concentrating on various Irish fiddle styles, he gradually become more interested in bluegrass and country sounds which happily coincided with the band’s shift away from purely Irish songs and more toward American-inspired music.
As a result, he’ll often play with two strings sounding simultaneously, which gives the band a fuller, richer sound, much as an accordion or pipes might do.
Tom is available for tuition within a reasonable distance of Ashby De La Zouch.