Welcome to the Oxford Fiddle Group

Oxford Fiddle Group
are pleased to welcome nos chers amis français
“Rigodons et Traditions”
and their renowned and beautiful French Traditional Music, Dance and Song. Featuring unique and lively traditional music and dance from Grenoble, in the heart of the Vercors mountains, SE France.

Come and see us dance and play all weekend at......

Afternoon Concert avec Dances
An informal afternoon concert of music, dance and song, from “Rigodons et Traditions” and Oxford Fiddle Group (c60 minutes)
3.00pm Saturday 20 October. Kidlington Methodist Church
Oxford Road, Kidlington OX5 2BP
Entry free, collection for church funds

White Horse Ceilidh – Interval Spot
The Rigodons will perform in the interval of the “stomping barn dance” that starts 8pm.
Grove Village Hall, Nr Wantage, OX12 7JY £8.

Workshop – Musique et Dance
Learn from the source! Dancers and musicians welcome. Free!
2-5pm Sunday 21 October, Islip Village Hall, OX5 2TA

Grand Concert
A complete evening of music, dance and song, full of variety. “Rigodons et Traditions” together with Oxford Fiddle Group
7.30pm Sunday 21 October. £5 entry. Islip Village Hall, OX5 2TA

All Arranged by Oxford Fiddle Group Promotions: contact us at
oxfordfiddlegroup@gmail.com 07989 888 263
(Franglais spoken here!)

See film of us performing OFG on YouTube!

OFG perform songs and tunes from mainly England and Scotland, but also include material from Ireland and the USA. We are keen to promote our own local musical heritage, such as the title track of our second album 'Beyond the Spires'. Our tunes can be foot-tapping jigs and reels, or catchy hornpipes and marches, or beautiful slow airs and laments. Our performances are always tight and fun, yet always played with passion.

In 2012 OFG performed in front of 10,000 people at a concert to mark the arrival of the Olympic flame in to Oxford. As well as concerts in and around Oxfordshire we have been on mini tours of West Cork in Ireland, and The Algarve in Portugal. OFG have also performed in Bonn (Germany), Leiden (Holland), Grenoble (France) and Farsund (Norway). We have also performed at The Oxford Folk Festival, Towersey Folk Festival, StonyLive!, Buckingham Fringe Festival, Chippenham Folk Festival, The New Forest Folk Festival, Bunkfest, and the Nordsjøfestivalen (a folk festival in Norway). OFG tracks have been played on various radio stations including BBC and have also been played on radio stations in Portugal, Poland and USA.

Some players also play other instruments as well as the fiddle. So a typical line up for an OFG performance could also include Celtic harp, double bass, guitar, mandolin, and concertina. We have some singers in the band, so if you book the OFG you can be assured of evening of variety and of course the great sound of massed fiddles 'played with joy'.

If you would like to book the Oxford Fiddle Group to perform at your event click here.

Oxford Fiddle Group Recordings


The OFG's new CD 'Dancing at Whitsun' is now available! Click here for a list of the 15 tracks.

Oxford Fiddle Group

Beyond the Spires

This is OFG's second CD 'Beyond the Spires' is now available! Click here for a list of the 13 tracks.

“I am blown away by the quality, enthusiasm and the sheer joy of their music”
Tom Leary (Feast of Fiddles/Lindisfarne)

Beyond the Spires: The Oxford Fiddle Group

Bonny Kate

The OFG CD 'Bonny Kate'. Click here for a list of the
14 tracks or here to listen to three of them.

“A wealth of popular tunes played with joy”
Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention/Feast of Fiddles)

Bonny Kate: The Oxford Fiddle Group

For enquiries or to buy your copy for just £10, click here.