Set-ups and repairs for violins, violas, cellos and hardanger fiddles. Violins, violas and hardanger fiddles made on commission. Handmade violins for sale.


Sparrow Violins is based in Littleport, Cambridgeshire and is the business of luthier Tim J. Sparrow, who trained at The Newark School of Violin Making, Restoration and Repair.

Repaires and set-ups undertaken to violins, viola and cellos as well as Hardanger Fiddles. Violins and Hardanger fiddles can be made to commision.


After graduation from Newark, Tim spent 3 years as repairer for Evans Pughe Strings of Hitchin (sadly no longer in business) and a further 4 years as strings specialist with Cambridge Pianoforte.

Tim is an accomplished English folk fiddle player and regularly performs as a member of the highly acclaimed ceilidh band Frog on a Bike at functions and festivals up and down the country. This is one of very few ceilidh bands to feature a Hardanger Fiddle amoungst it's instrumentation. In addtion to this, Tim is also a Morris dancer and main musician for Cambridge based Cotswold side Granta Blue Morris. As such, he understands the needs of the folk musician and what they like in an instrument.

Workshop open by appointment: 




Littleport, Cambridgeshire

07704 836170

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