cfarnen’s nine comments

  • Book

    There is a very good version of this tune in the book "Irish Fiddle Solos." By Pete Cooper? Published by Mel Bay. All the ornamentations, bowings (very good ones) and chords written in. I practically learned how to fiddle by playing the tunes out of that ... more…

  • Now that I think about it, those tune books were for sale when I was at Maine fiddle camp when Guy Brouchard was there last summer (2008) I almost bought them, but didn't. :( more…

  • Also, that version uses a small, eighth-note E pickup to the A part. (The first note is therefore played twice.) more…

  • I have a copy of the "Airs Tordus" CD by "Les Tetes de Violon", and it is spelled "Issoudun" there. more…

  • I learned this tune from April Verch at a Fidddle camp. That version uses a DBF# triplet run for the pickup and has a very rhythmic canadian sound. It also uses a hooked up-bow on the note before and the one after the eighth-rests in the B part. more…

  • Had the privilege of taking a workshop of hers at Montana Fiddle camp in 2008. Truly great fiddler. I try to base my style on her playing. more…

  • Also on Beolach - Variations under the West Mabou name. Great sounding tune, can't wait to play it myself. more…

  • Yes. Something about a baby bumblebee. more…

  • I also learned it in E. So far I've only heard it on the recording by Beolach, but then again I've never really listened to Lunasa. more…