In one of the other discussions (i think it was ‘….laid back’) someone mentioned about trying to be true to the tradition and about going back to listen to the old recordings from way back, as a way of holding onto the original sound. I think that that’s an important thing to do too, at least for me. I’m listening to all this galician and breton music these days and dont want to be too influenced by all these other sounds when I play something Irish. I do find it hard to get old stuff - so I was wondering if any of you have recomendations? I have a few cds of this stuff - the Michael Coleman 2 cd set, Hugh Gillespie ‘traditional recordings of irish fiddle music’, John Doherty ‘bundle and go’ and a recording of ‘the sliabh luachra fiddle master’, whose name I’m sorry to say I can’t recall at the moment. Please feel free to mention musicians other than fiddlers ; -).