Cross-tuning in trad fiddle playing
When I was in Dublin this summer, I visited the trad Irish Music archives, and was listening to Caoimhin O Raghallaigh’s albulm (not w/Mick O’Brien). In the linear notes, he mentioned playing the Foxhunters reel with a crossed tuned fiddle.
So my question is:
Is that because it sounds awesome to play w/your fiddle cross tuned, or is there some traditional significance to it?
Thanks a million!