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Making Connections: The Celtic Roots of Southern Music
Traditional music of Ireland, Scotland and the American South
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Hmm Thinking Here SmileyI had a hard time deciding where to place this thread - the bottom line, the educational aspect I wanted to share won out.  Maybe new violin/fiddle students might find this interesting and possibly spur further exploration.

Like usual, I ran across this session while searching for something else and ended up totally absorbed.  It's part of a conference/concert series back in 2012.

 

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I wish that they would have corrected Henry's mic earlier.  cracked me up when he said "...i find them a bit smoltzy" and  I think I could listen to Alan talk about history alot longer.  btw..around 1:00:00 in was timely.  good find.  i havent seen this.  Thanks!

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GregW - One pertinent point I took away from this session is all three felt ornamentation, including double stops, was up to the individual to use as they saw fit.  Or was that wishful thinking on my part?

Jamie Laval (Scottish) is so skilled performing the bagpipe tunes I could have closed my eyes and visualized the pipes.  I hope everyone has a chance to check out the videos ClaireS has shared in the "Welcome" thread and on YouTube - I get a similar feel listening to those pipe tunes (talented fiddler).

Henry Benagh (Irish) mentioned an Irish fiddler from Donegal that (he said) knew just about every kind of ornament possible.  I had a hard time hearing him, so I'll have to go back & listen again - plus, I'm curious if there are more recordings available from other sessions at that conference.

 

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like you say.  its up to the player.  But of all 3 its always seemed like to me that what I hear is old time kinda needs them to make it sound old timey along with the ryhthm or feel.. and too much in the others makes it sound more old timey generally speaking.  And things like rolls/triplets seem more in irish but not really too much in oldtimey.  

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GregW and anyone else that's interested -

Here's a link to the Program for this and all the sessions/concerts - there you'll find a link to YouTube with the corresponding 17 videos.

http://www.wbyeatsfoundation.o.....Roots.html

 

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Thanks Emily @ELCB If you enjoy watching documentaries like that search on YouTube for donegal fiddle documentary.  Its a 4 part series.  Also county Clare music documentary.  Both are 4 parts.  Good stuff.  Alan Jabbour has one where he is in a Barns and Nobel talking about his time with Henry Reed.  The is a section where he talks about the Over the Waterfall tune that's fun.  Watched it after looking 1st your links.

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GregW - Thanks To You SmileyGreat suggestions! 

I found the links to the Donegal & Clare series and also, a great 4-part series I happened across (soon after I started learning to play) is titled "Sligo Style".  I'll list them all under "Genre - Irish". 

About Alan Jabbour (Appalacian style), he is addictive (and has quite a legacy to watch)!  I love the way he's got a special little wiggle he does with his fiddle, as well as his bow - and he's a GREAT story teller!  His account of time with Henry Reed and the impact their meetings/recordings had all over the World is amazing (Over the Waterfall).  Too bad he is no longer with us.

https://www.youtube.com/result.....an+Jabbour

I almost forgot to mention Jamie Laval (Scottish style) has a short documentary "How a Fiddle Tune Can Change the World".

https://www.youtube.com/c/Jami...../playlists

 

Just Being Contented Smiley- Emily

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