Does this have a name?
Various types of fiddle music have their signature bowing patterns, (e.g. bluegrass has the double shuffle, Georgia shuffle, etc) that everyone immediately recognizes and attributes to that genre. Seems to me that if ITM has such a bowing pattern, it’s some variation of the following rocking pattern:
fdad bdad …. etc, you pick the string and key
Something along these lines appears in a huge proportion of reels and when I hear it I think "Irish". It’s such a common recurring theme, seems like it ought to have a name other than "you know, that thing where you rock the bow back and forth across two strings a fifth apart while holding a constant note on the lower string and …"
All the different ornaments have their own names, so what’s this type of phrase called? (I’m completely self taught, so it may be that I’m just ignorant) If it hasn’t got one, maybe someone should cook one up and claim their place in ITM history.