Putting swing into your fiddle
I’ve been playing for 4 years and would consider myself fairly decent. I haven’t had a teacher in ages but while watching the following video it dawned on me that my fiddle playing doesn’t have nearly as much swing as I enjoy hearing. Take a look
I know about slurring onto the downbeat which I try to do where appropriate and stuff, but my fiddle playing feels more "choppy", a la Scottish/Donegal style (despite being from Clare), with lots of triples and drones and double stops, maybe that’s been because I find it easier to play that, especially at pace, than huge continuous slurs and loads of rolls and cuts. But honestly, I prefer and love listening to fiddle music with tons of swing like Sliabh Luchra style and certain Clare/Galway styles.
What is the secret to it? I know trad is all about leaving your imprint on the playing style, but honestly, I wish my version of the Foxhunters sounded like this.