A unique talent in the UK, Bob Loveday has recorded with many great artists including Bob Geldof, Paul McCartney, Van Morrison, Jeff Beck, Pet Shop Boys, Paul Carrack and Louden Wainwright III.Bob Loveday

His distinctive violin and pipe playing are his trademark, and he is constantly in demand as a session and live player.

Bob is a keen long distance swimmer, and a fine sailor.

Bob Loveday has written and performed on many tracks for Music For Sport including the Sakkijarven Polka, and Heavy Weather, featured in the player below.



Year Album Artist Instruments
2014 Let’s Fly a Kite Eleni Mandell Recorder, Violin
2014 Moustique Geraint Watkins Violin
2014 The Organisation of Pop: 30 Years of Zang Tuum Tumb Fiddle
2011 40 Odd Years Loudon Wainwright III Fiddle
2011 The Old Magic Nick Lowe Featured Artist
2009 Looking Glass The Eden House Violin
2009 Quiet Please: The New Best of Nick Lowe Nick Lowe Violin, Viola, Musician
2009 Smoke and Mirrors The Eden House Violin, Recorder
2009 The Guest List Martin Belmont Mandolin, Recorder
2008 Ten Dollar Gun Freddy Steady Mandolin, Fiddle
2007 Ambling Toward the Unknown Steve Mednick Violin
2007 At My Age Nick Lowe Additional Personnel, Violin, Viola
2007 Lucky 7 Freddy Steady Fiddle
2007 Set the Mood David Jordan Violin, Fiddle
2006 Billy Bragg, Vol. 2 Billy Bragg Violin
2006 Bloom, Red & The Ordinary Girl Tres Chicas Whistle (Human), Violin, Viola
2006 Pay the Devil Van Morrison Main Personnel, Violin
2006 Songs for Sixty Five Roses Whistle (Human), Violin, Viola, Recorder, String Arrangements, Wind Arrangements
2005 Diwân/Live Rachid Taha Strings
2005 Great Songs of Indifference: The Anthology 1986-2001 Bob Geldof Violin, Penny Whistle, Bass, Group Member
2005 Made In Medina/Olé Olé Rachid Taha Violin
2005 Nahaufnahme Westernhagen Fiddle
2003 Simon Jeffes: Piano Music Simon Jeffes Violin, Primary Artist
2002 A Brief History Penguin Cafe Orchestra Musician
2002 Backbeat Wes McGhee Fiddle
2002 Down the Road Van Morrison Violin
2002 History Penguin Cafe Orchestra Musician
2002 Horizontal Moodswings Violin, Cora
2002 Mondo Platinum Violin
2001 Chris Hillman Tribute Concerts The Coal Porters Fiddle
2001 Desert Roses and Arabian Rhythms, Vol. 1 Viola
2001 Monarch of the Glen: Music from the BBC TV Series Violin
2001 Sex, Age & Death Bob Geldof Violin, Bass
2001 Subject to Change Vanessa-Mae Penny Whistle
2000 Made in Medina Rachid Taha Violin, Primary Artist
1999 Still Crazy Mandolin, Violin
1999 Who Else! Jeff Beck Vocals, Guitar (Acoustic), Flute, Synthesizer
1998 Diwan Rachid Taha Strings
1998 Shadow Boxing Jackie McAuley Fiddle
1998 Watkins Bold as Love Geraint Watkins Violin
1997 Coyotes Coyotes Fiddle
1997 Great Songs of Indifference: The Best of Bob Geldof & the Boomtown Rats The Boomtown Rats / Bob Geldof Mandolin, Violin
1997 Preludes, Airs & Yodels Penguin Cafe Orchestra Violin
1997 Psychedelicatessen Moodswings Musician
1996 Border Guitars Wes McGhee Strings
1996 Celtica EKO Violin, Viola, Penny Whistle, Recorder, Composer
1996 Heartache Avenue Wes McGhee Fiddle, Strings
1996 Voce Phil Harrington Violin
1996 Will Patty Vetta Arranger, Fiddle, Strings
1995 Big Guitar Martin Belmont Fiddle, Strings, String Arrangements
1994 Alter Eko EKO Violin, Recorder
1992 Logikal EKO Mandolin, Violin, Penny Whistle, Recorder, Kalimba, Composer
1992 No Eden 29 Palms Violin
1991 Don’t Try This at Home Billy Bragg Violin
1991 Electric Landlady Kirsty MacColl Violin
1989 Groove Approved Paul Carrack Violin
1989 Here Comes the Groom John Wesley Harding Violin, Fiddle
1989 Therapy Loudon Wainwright III Fiddle
1989 Transparent Music B.J. Cole Violin
1988 When in Rome… Penguin Cafe Orchestra Member of Attributed Artist, Violin
1987 Signs of Life Penguin Cafe Orchestra Member of Attributed Artist, Violin, Bass Instrument, Kalimba, Bass, Soloist, Harmony
1983 Landing Lights Wes McGee Violin
1980 Airmail Wes McGee Violin
1978 Long Nights and Banjo Music Wes McGee Violin
1974 Future Primitive EKO Violin, Recorder
How Do You Plead? My Darling Clementine Violin
The Number One Album Eat This Fiddle, Composer

  • Bob Loveday, Simon Clarke
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  • https://musicforsport.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/MFS032-003-Sakkijarven-Polka.mp3
  • Bob Loveday, Simon Clarke
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  • https://musicforsport.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/MFS002-017-Heavy-Weather.mp3

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