Viola for Irish Traditional Music in any setting
I’m just wondering if anyone is playing a viola in sessions, or at home, or at gigs?
Obviously the main instrument in that class is fiddle, but I’ve been thinking about using viola as well as fiddle. I just bought a 15+1/2 " viola, and I’ve been going through some of the tunes.
Since most tunes are in D and G, they can be played in the same pitch range on viola as fiddle (eg D tunes in A fingering, G tunes in D fingering etc).
What are your thoughts, either as a viola player/potential player, or a listener (who maybe plays another type of instrument entirely?