Learning fiddle

Learning fiddle

So, if you wanted to learn traditional irish fiddle, name a few players to follow.

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Martin Hayes but Peter Cooper has a real tune book & CD as does Matt Cranitch.

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Bobby Casey ,Paddy Canny

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Agree with all the above. Also the late Tommy Peoples, obviously. Dylan Foley’s an American fiddler, he’s good. Randall Bays, Kevin Burke, Brian Rooney, to name but 3 more…

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Definitely follow Duncan’s link to YouTube. A great resource. Thanks Duncan.

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Buy an Antóin MacGabhann cd. I love the clarity and purity of his playing.

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A nice tune is "Planxty Irwin" and not too bad for starting on the fiddle (one of the ones I first learnt with Jenny Wrigley in Orkney). You’ll find the tune on lots of Irish CDs. G maj?

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Sorry, forgot Eddie Kelly

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I am a fan of listening to Paddy Glackin for his "clean" playing. When he’s playing solo, you can hear exactly what he’s doing, even if it’s pretty fast and fancy. (However, maybe consider it a source for style, but not necessarily tunes. I learned a few tunes from his recordings only to find that it isn’t how the tune is played in general).