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…

  • James Hill

    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…