Sean Maguire tuning
Just a quick question o knowledgeable ones:
My current obsession is with the following set dance tune, as recorded by Sean Maguire
I’ve copied it faithfully (his first time round anyway) but can’t play along because my tuning sounds so flat. I’m starting with a long ‘e’ but it sounds almost, but not quite, a semi tone lower than Maguire’s. Obviously this follows for the rest of the tune. Now I know my fiddle is in tune, I can play along with lots of other recordings, I can make a fairly decent fist of this tune when I play it alone. Is Sean Maguire’s fiddle deliberately tuned sharp and is this how he has that beautiful “brightness”? (I mean one of the factors; the man was a legend, I know it’s not just a “trick”!)
Or am I missing something, have I even more to learn than I thought????