celticladda’s sixty-three comments

  • Re: Thumb position on right hand - fiddle

    Just came across this discussion. I’ve changed my bow grip several times over the years and I like to compare my grip with Irish fiddlers whose playing I like a lot. So just recently I made a video survey of the bow grips of 50 Irish fiddlers, both living… more…

  • links to the above tune

    Hi - just to let any readers know, there is a new link to Basket of Yarn and the above discussion: more…

  • Re: ‘IRISH TRADITIONAL FIDDLE MUSIC’

    I enjoyed reading everyone’s comments. Thank you! The links given above (several years old) are obsolete, so here is an updated link to the book’s page on my website: more…

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  • The Basket of Yarn, aka The Red Bull

    hi fidlfad and ceolachan. The Red Bull is a reel that I composed in the 1970s and included it in volume 3 of Irish Traditional Fiddle Music. The title came from a story that Boston fiddler Paddy Cronin told when I visited him one time, a story about a dan… more…

  • Nigel, thanks for commenting, much appreciated, and glad you like the tune. more…