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The Big Fiddle, Sydney

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With a name that says it all, sitting on the Sydney waterfront The Big Fiddle is a quirky homage to Cape Breaton's Celtic heritage and fiddle music. Artist Cyril Hearn created the structure in 2005, which soars 17 m (55.7 ft) into the air. A beacon for musical events and local artisan markets, the fiddle also acts as a popular photo opportunity, so bring your camera. Believed to be the largest illuminated fiddle in the world, you can't miss this charming and playful sight as you stroll along the relaxing waterfront. Head to one of the nearby Big Fiddle Markets for speciality tartans celebrating the island's celtic ancestry. Add The Big Fiddle and other attractions to your Sydney trip itinerary using our Sydney travel itinerary maker.
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  • A unique landmark on the Sydney waterfront. Great spot for a photo and a view of the harbour. The kids would love it.  more »
  • The photos below are taken from the Promenade of our ms Veendam the morning April 30, 2016. Officially named FIDHEAL MHOR A' CEILIDH, or, the Big Fiddle of the Ceilidh ... the 60' fiddle & bow represe...  more »
  • We had a nice walk around the boardwalk wharf and enjoyed the music at the Big fiddle, which is quite and unusual artistic piece.  more »