Bouzoukis have been used in ITM for several decades, but by and large don’t seem to have been taken on board Scottish traditional music. As I am much more familiar with the latter, this question comes from ignorance and a desire to understand. As far as I can see (and hear), Bouzouki players in ITM don’t play melody like most of the other instruments, but neither do they play a chordal/rhythmic backing in the way that guitarists do. I can’t really figure out what they are doing. So can someone enlighten me - are there any general principles or patterns to Bouzouki accompaniment?