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Colin originally studied guitar and violin at the London College of Music afterwards giving many solo /duo concerts and was a founder member of The English Guitar Quartet playing with them for six years.

He very soon became smitten with the folk scene, going on to play with Sussex Garland, The Raunchers, rogue folk band ‘Eric’,English Mustard, The Yetties, Rod Stradling’s  ‘Feckless’ and his trio.

Colin played for a number of years in the Late Night Band, the self styled "Kings of Baroqueabilly who were really the first to popularise the dance music of the 18th century playing it with the new/old lineup of  fiddle, viola d'amore, whistle, bagpipes, guitar/bazouki, bass and drums.

As an original member of The New Scorpion Band Colin worked with Tim Laycock, more recently collaborating with Tim in musical plays and the publication of The Benjamin Rose Collection of Country Dance Tunes.

As well as the Casterbridge Band he currently appears with Eggardon –a string trio with piano and Doves Figary who play 17th century dance music on authentic instruments.

Audiences from Bridport  to Bogotá have been delighted by his playing.

 English fiddle guru – Musical Traditions.

He’s like  Colin Sell but on the violin – Margaret Howard.

Colin playing from the Hardy family music manuscripts on Thomas Hardy's own fiddle with Tim VanEyken on whistle watched by Bonny Sartin of the Yetties.




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