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Birkett & Fisk
Birkett & Fisk

Sun, 02 Apr


The Irish Centre

Birkett & Fisk

Come join us at the Irish Centre on Fitzwilliam Street in Huddersfield as we welcome back the fabulous James Birkett and Emma Fisk.

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Time & Location

02 Apr 2023, 14:00 – 16:00

The Irish Centre, 86 Fitzwilliam St, Huddersfield HD1 5BB, UK

About the event

Come join us on Sunday 2nd April as we continue our Spring & Summer 2023 season in the brand new venue that is the Irish Centre on Fitzwilliam Street, in Huddersfield.  Huddersfield Jazz are proud to welcome back the fabulous James Birkett and Emma Fisk.


Bringing together their shared knowledge of early jazz styles, Emma Fisk and James Birkett present an entertaining, virtuosic and informative programme of music associated with and inspired by the first great jazz violin and guitar partnership.

A typical performance includes original compositions by Venuti/Lang including Cheese & Crackers, Sunshine, Black and Blue Bottom; jazz standards of the 20s and 30s such as Pardon Me Pretty Baby, My Honey’s Lovin’ Arms, Dinah and I’ve Found A New Baby; specially composed originals and some of James and Emma’s favourite tunes played a la Joe and Eddie.


James Birkett – Guitar 

Emma Fisk – Violin


“Dazzling violinist Fisk plays the classic early fiddle jazz of Joe Venuti with guitarist James Birkett.” – Guardian Guide, Editor’s Picks

“…the brilliant Emma Fisk played the (musical) role of Joe Venuti..” – Alyn Shipton, BBC Radio 3


Homepage for Emma Fisk and James Birkett’s duo -

Emma’s jazz violin homepage -

James Birkett’s Jazz Guitar website -

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Ticket Prices / Availability:

Tickets are priced at £14.00 per person (plus 0.35p booking fee).  Tickets can be purchased online via the Huddersfield Jazz website, or on the door on the date of the event.

Note: Payment on the door can now be made by card.

Tickets will be limited to the venue fire safety capacity.  Huddersfield Jazz & The Irish Centre reserve the right to refuse entry.

Start/Finish Times / Refreshments:

As per past events the gig will start at 2pm and finish at 4pm with a short mid session break.  Full bar facilities will be available on the day.

Venue Location:

The Irish Cente is located on Fitzwilliam Street in Huddersfield - 86 Fitzwilliam St, Huddersfield HD1 5BB.

Car Parking:

Car parking is availabe on the street / in the car park opposite the Irish Centre.

Please Note

Huddersfield Jazz / The Irish Centre take no responsibility for incorrect parking / any fines incurred.


  • Birkett & Fisk

    Huddersfield Jazz welcomes back the fantastic James Birkett and Emma Fisk.

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