Just recently got interested in Irish traditional music and particularly fiddle. I’m absolutely amazed that some of these guys can get any kind of sound out of it whatsoever but actually a couple of the ones I’ve seen make quite a characterful noise.
Tell you what though, some of them left hands…. Jeeesus christ I wouldn’t have thought you could do anything with that. And some of them bowing hands…. crikey, I don’t know how they manage to pull it off.
A really good example of triumph over adversity I suppose. Or ignorance is bliss? Not sure. Maybe a bit of both.
I suppose they’re helped massively by the fact that they never play out of first position. Still, I’m having a hard time deciding if I’m impressed or dismayed quite frankly!