slim’s three comments
Re: Help with recording fiddle tunes
I've tried loads of things. The best seems to be the SE3 (small diapragm mic, about £120), about a foot above the end of the fingerboard but slanted slightly towards the bridge. The mic seems to be made for fiddle! I don't seem to need to eq this much, e... more…
Wow - what a scrap!
I have to agree with the people who love this tune - it's all in the rhythm and ornamentation. What's wrong with simple tunes anyway? I know loads of Irish tunes as simple as this. Northumberland is politically in England, but generally accepted as an au... more…
This tune is often attributed to James Hill, who was one of the pioneers of the modern4/4 hornpipe and wrote most of his tunes in 'flat' keys. He was a resident of Gateshead on the river Tyne (having moved there from Dundee as a child). He was seemingly v... more…