Classical Training - Help or Hindrance?
Sean Keane, Paddy Glackin, Liam O’Connor, Liz Carroll, Zoe Conway etc., there’s a long list of trad muso’s, in particular fiddle players, who’ve had classical training.
Is this something that you think helps or hinders them?
Can you tell by listening to these players that they’ve had classical training?
I know there’s a lot of people with classical backgrounds who use this site, so how do you think your classical training affected your approach to trad?
Did you have to completely change how you approach music?
Was your classical training a help in any way?
Would you advise people to get a foundation in classical technique or avoid it altogether?
Or how about the other side, trad players who moved to classical?
Answers on a postcard please to
Trad Points of View