Can a fiddle cran?
Hello all. I’m a fiddle player and fairly new on this site. I’ve been reading some of the recent discussions and you seem to be a knowledgable, helpful bunch. Can you help me out please?
What exactly is a cran? I know it’s an ornament you can do on pipes, flutes and whistles, especially on the low D, but what is it?
Is it something that can be translated to the fiddle? A piper friend of mine tried to explain the cran to me last night after our session, but I’m still not sure exactly what it is. He also said that he’d heard fiddle players play with crans. Are there any fiddle players out there that can tell me how to play a cran on a fiddle?
I know about triplets (strait or fingered, on or off the beat), rolls (short and long), and cuts, but I’ve never heard of a cran on a fiddle. Any comments?