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What was Nigel Kennedy playing on Last Night of the Proms?

Not a Strad, that’s for sure. At any rate, not in the lightning Czardas with Klezmer improvisations.

What, then?

We made some inquiries. It was a recent, British-made Bouette, costing around £10,000 ($16,000).

Who needs a Strad?

kennedy czardas

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  1. i need a Strad! Do let me know know if you know of one I can borrow :))

  2. So glad to see he wore a West Ham shirt ;-)

  3. Brilliant!

  4. He played a different instrument for the Lark.

  5. David Boxwell says:

    Nige is the People’s Violinist! He don’t need no fackin’ Strad, mite!

  6. The violin doesn’t sound very good though… the sound is cracking all over the place.

  7. Utter chav….

  8. Kyle Nash-Baker says:

    I live very close to the Aston Villa football stadium I pass it whenever I go to Birmingham and every single time I just have a little peak in the hope I might see him!! :) Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed his performance at the last night of the proms.

  9. Nandor Szederkenyi says:

    Amazing! Better than any komedian! And it would be just nonsense to play this on a Strad.

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