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Great style - it IS amazing how the lines between styles can be blurred!
...probably why I find music music I like, everywhere. 🤗
Not a Duet, but you might also be interested in "Ímar" (Glasgow) - to me, they also blur style boundaries with some of their music, like this 1st tune, "Setanta's Revenge".
A little something different - Mjelva plays with a couple of my favorite fiddlers, Lena Jonsson & Brittany Haas (FIVE string fiddle!!!), here - "Cumberland Gap"!
Olav Luksengård Mjelva (Norway), plays Hardanger Fiddle & Octave Fiddle - also with "Nordic Fiddlers Bloc".
Btw, I'm pretty positive that at least part of the reason Mjelva holds his fiddle the way he does is because of his arm length. He is a TALL guy, with long arms... playing a little Hardanger fiddle (shorter neck than regular 4/4 violin)!
Sure hope he's been busy playing live gigs, haven't seen anything recent posted since last April.
Thank you for sharing this!
🤔... now, which Country?
Sorry, didn't mean to get off the "Duet" topic. 😔
The comparison of the 2 'John Reilly The Shepherd' (Shepard), helps - it's like night & day!
Immediately noticed the difference of high register vs choosing the lower range of pitch.
I must be getting old and sympathetic with my cats - more and more, music played like your last example (Art Stamper) sounds scratchy/screechy/harsh to me.
I have no idea why the high pitched notes & harmonics of The Cumberland Gap didn't bother me.
Really liked the groove of "Setanta's Revenge" in the set, but didn't care for the amount of time they spend on high notes in the 2nd - yeah, sounding like squealing to me (and I like pipes).
Can't tell if it's technique, recording issues, or my hearing is going kaput.
Its definitely a personal preference like all music. It reminded me of danae de mardi gras when i listened to the later. John Rielly isnt too hard till you try and get those unison and double stops going at normal speed then i cant seem to make it sound old timey. its my version of the notes...lol🙄 like most of what i attempt. Heres a version of danse i thinks sounds similar. not saying its the same tune but canjun and old time can sound pretty close in my opinion when there isnt an accordian.
I always figured the double stops and some shuffle bowing make Cajun & Old Time sound similar.
Going to pick up "La Danse de Mardi Gras"? You're the best at gettin' the groove!
ill have to say flattery will get you everywhere and i am the best fiddler in my house.
Yeah im liking that tune! although this has circled around to cajun music mostly because of the similar sound I heard. but.. Yup i need to try it out. i like this version alot.. not sure which one you shared that got ut started so ypu can bump that that topic up.