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Meet “Ferret” from Fiddlerman’s “Fiddle Talk” forum
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Fiddlerman
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August 2, 2013 - 10:37 pm
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My name is John Luck (Ferret) and I live in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia. I was born in Sydney, New South Wales, in 1950. My family and I moved to Byron Bay around 30 years ago and am now aged 62. Other than the violin I like camping, campfires, and fishing.

Pierre asked why I decided to learn to play the fiddle.

Without trying to make things overly dramatic, after being diagnosed with cancer two years ago, and having always wanted to do something musical, I decided that it was about time to try to to play an instrument. Why the violin / fiddle? Well, since starting I've asked myself that question many a time. One of reasons is because I felt that it would be a challenge. Did I ever get that one right.Johns Pimped MOP violinImage Enlarger

My music has become an important aspect in my life. The violin is the only instrument that I play. As I said earlier, I always wanted to learn an instrument but was always too busy to put in the time and effort. Oddly enough, I was told very recently that my father played the violin and the…
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Woohoo!  Awesome interview, Ferret!  

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wookieman
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Thank you Mr. Luck!

There is no failure, only results.

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Hit the STREETS Ferret> !!!!!!!!!! > You ROCK!!! > I always watch your vids. They have helped me to keep on keeping on. Thank you for that. >> ROCK on Ferret > we are of the same age. Its nice to have others out there that are just trying to interface with ones musical spirit. > SWEET!!!!!!!!

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Ginnysg
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Ferret, I really enjoyed reading your interview, and always enjoy your videos!  laugh

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” 

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Fiddlestix
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Nice interview, John. It's been awhile since there's been one, was beginning to think FM forgot about them.

Street playing ?,,, you have more gut's than I, young fella.  thumbs-up

 

Ken.

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Kevin M.
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August 3, 2013 - 11:43 am
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John, thank you for letting us into your life.

By the way I love the hat. You"ve got to us it while busking.

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Nice meeting you Ferret!

I'm impressed with your collection of violin! I see you have an Erhu, too, do you play? Did you get it from China during your trip to China?

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Fiddlerman
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August 3, 2013 - 1:37 pm
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Yes thank you for the interview John. I thoroughly enjoyed it. :-)

Sorry guys. I usually send a request to someone to do the interview after posting the latest interview but the person in question never replied so I went to the next and then to John. I have a request out now as well. I'll try to give less time from one request to another. :-) Also, I tend to let it go after the request :-(

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Mad_Wed
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Nice to meet You, Ferret! 

Cool site you have thumbs-up Love the photos.. and canoe.... and your helicopter - always wanted to get one XD!

Thanks for the interview - very interesting!

=) Awesome last name, btw!

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KindaScratchy
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August 3, 2013 - 10:40 pm
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Nice interview, John! Great to get to know you better.

I especially liked seeing your instrument collection.

Cool website, too.

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When the work's all done and the sun's settin' low,

I pull out my fiddle and I rosin up the bow.

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driving around the country in an RV and fiddling for your supper. Now theres a goal I can relate too !!   Love the fiddle collection.  My Viola is a big fiddle too, though it just dosent do what a real fiddle can. I like my Viola for Christmas tunes , waltzes and slow airs. But if its time to cut loose, the violin just cant be beat.

 

Thanks for taking time to let us know you better !!

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1st-placeTop notch interview.  I loved to know more about you.  Adore your violin collection and having your here in the forum as a fiddle friend.  Thanks John.

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Toni

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Ferret
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Thank you all for your kind words

Its great being part of the FM family

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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Fiddlerman
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August 14, 2013 - 7:25 pm
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Great having you in the family :-) Thanks

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