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Came across this while trying to find videos on contra dancing tutorials. I was really taken by how much music impacted daily life over the years and how much music we have today that came over in the 18th century from England, Ireland and Scotland. Local dances with fiddle tunes were the form of entertainment it seems.
Awesome... just watched the first couple of minutes so far ( I'll get back to it ) - and yes - exactly - fiddle tunes have become - well - I'm looking for the right word - not "generic" - they evolve as time goes on, and sometimes, an older variant comes to the fore. I'm no expert on this - but ( being a Scot ) I well understand how closely interconnected many of the Scottish traditional and Irish trad tunes are - you can just tell from the sound and rhythm. As time goes by, they get enveloped in other cultures, and, indeed, subtly changed and evolved into different forms...
This is a great find - thanks so much @Heinrich - good one !
While writing this, I've finally hit about 8 minutes in - - I SHALL be back to listen all the way through ! Great tunes for aspiring fiddlers...
Laters, and thanks again - great find
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