Our history

The Oxford Fiddle Group (OFG) was started in September 1998. The first meeting was in the back room of the Masons Arms in Headington Quarry. That first meet attracted only about half a dozen players, but over the following weeks and months a regular core of fiddlers began to attend.

In early 2000 the group moved from The Masons Arms to the Headington Quarry Methodist Church Hall in Quarry High Street. This was a small warm and cosy venue which also benefited from having excellent acoustics. This was to be 'home' for the OGF until July 2004 when they had to move due to the closure of the Methodist church.

When the group returned from their summer break in September of that year, they moved into their new venue – The Headington Quarry Village Hall. This hall is larger than their previous venue but has even better acoustics than the Methodist hall.

The group continues to meet each week at The Headington Quarry Village Hall but have a break around Christmas time and, as previously mentioned, they take a break during the month of August.

For further information about the Oxford Fiddle Group email info@oxfordfiddle.co.uk.

Six members of The Oxford Fiddle Group in Oxford

Six members of the Fiddle Group who travelled to West Cork for a mini tour, playing at various venues including performances in Baltimore and Bantry.