Next OFG performances will be at
Nordsjøfestivalen, Farsund, Norway
Friday and Saturday 26/27 August
See film of us performing 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 latest 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 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.
The OFG's new 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
“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.