Manic idiot violinist Sid Bowfin- unpredictable and unique.

Sid's walkabout can be performed to any number of people from one upwards.  He has a repertoire of over 200 pieces and can play standing, sitting, kneeling or walking around with a volume ranging from extremely quiet to full acoustic violin volume.

Sid also has a weather resistant violin so can cope with light rain and scorching sunshine.

The Sid Bowfin Show is also available.

Our virtuoso violinist combines madcap comedy with superb musicianship. Watch Sid and his audience compete, argue, ridicule and seduce their way through the most popular works from across centuries, turning classical performance on its head with Sid's hilarious spontaneous comedic antics.

Crowds will revel in his renditions of Mozart’s one-legged Rondo, Vivaldi’s secret agent Winter, Brahms's Hungarian dancers and Rossini’s choir of barbers. There’s even Sid’s legendary ‘requests section’. 

Classical comedy for everyone!


Safe & Accessible

This act, along with every other act on our website, is expert in adapting to a variety of performance settings, including during the constrictions of the ongoing COVID 19 Pandemic.

The performances will be tailored to the event and location to ensure that all interactions are socially distanced without compromising the joy and spectacle.


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Sid Bowfin

by Sid Bowfin

Performance Styles

  • Walkabouts
  • Shows
  • Music

‘We witnessed your wonderful performances at the Kendal Mintfest and wish to say a personal thank you for giving us so much pleasure. The interaction between you and the baby on Saturday will stay with us for ever - it was truly magical. You are a very talented musician and your expertise managing the audience was noted by many. We thought you were fantastic.’

— Audience Member, Kendal Mintfest

Thank you so much for all your hard work and professionalism this weekend and for your great shows at The Isle of Fire. The audiences really enjoyed them. They were lots of fun.
It’s an absolute pleasure working with you and I look forward to the next time.

— Bille Klinger, Walk the Plank