I’m delighted (and relieved!) to announce that I passed my viva in October 2018 and have been awarded a PhD in Musicology. It’s odd to be Dr Dellow, and even stranger to be without the three 19th century men to whom I’d grown so close. Hopefully the new year will bring new projects and research, and maybe even a job!
My fiddle playing and research joined forces in November 2018 when Rob Harbron recorded me playing some of the tunes from Thomas Hampton’s tunebook, including one on Thomas’ actual fiddle. Audio files to be uploaded shortly…
2019 also brings the 2nd ‘Traditional Tunes and Popular Airs’ conference to be held at the University of Sheffield in June, which I am helping Dr Julia Bishop to organise. (see facebook page for more details).
A sample of some of the reviews coming in – see Review page for full text and click on some of the sample tracks on the right to have a listen. Message me if you would like to buy a copy:
“a very fine fiddle player” – Johnny Coppin, singer/songwriter and presenter of the Acoustic Show on BBC local radio across The West. 2018
“a very pleasant and entertaining recording and deserves a place in every traditional music afficianado’s collection. It’s a delightfully easy to listen to piece of work” Derek Gifford Folk Northwest 2018
“John Davis contributes one self composed tune and Becky Dellow two, including the beautiful ‘Ruskin Mill’ that ends Mischief Afoot in reflective style.” Ian Croft RnR 2018
“Mischief Afoot closes with another charming piece, Dellow’s Ruskin Mill, beautifully played on solo fiddle and then with recorder and guitar harmonies, a very sweet ending”. Alex Monaghan Folkworld.eu 2018
“This is a pleasing debut album…These experienced musicians deliver a confident set of mainly traditional songs and tunes…Becky provides three fine tunes of her own in Lost In Washing, Oddpiece Jig, and the reflective Ruskin Mill. Good listening…It should do much to raise the trio’s profile” Tony Hendry Living Tradition 2018