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Flying Engine Trio

Performing at this years Nimbin Roots Festival with ‘Flying Engine Trio’ Craig is also a founding member of the legendary Melbourne based Old-time Stringband ‘Headbelly Buzzard’, Old-time and Country Blues duo ‘Woodward & Rough’, Traditional Cajun Band ‘Johnny Can’t Dance’ and also performs with various line-ups under the name ‘Craig Woodward and Friends’ as well as solo.
Craig is a long time practitioner and professional teacher of Old-time fiddle and Clawhammer banjo music, a dedicated jam session leader leading a weekly Old Time jam session for the last fifteen or so years at various pubs in Melbourne’s inner North. This jamsession is currently held atthe Victoria Hotel in Brunswick every Saturday afternoon
In 2004 with the increasing popularity of  American ‘Southern’ Old Time Stringband music as a social jam session interest Craig recorded and released a semi instructional cd set of  fiddle tunes ’45 Simple Old Timey Tunes for the Fiddle’. This cd set has been very influential on the local Old Time style and is still very popular as a ‘starting out’ reference for new players.
Travelling numerous times to the USA to perform, jam, study and seek inspiration for his continuing artistic and academic development in American ‘southern’ roots music Craig placed 8thout of over one hundred contestants in his first and only fiddle contest at the 63rdAnnual Galax Old fiddlers Convention in Virginia 1998