Fiddle Aunt ’s one thousand and thirty-one comments

  • Re: Scottish vs Irish Music Session (Traditional)

    There's a certain lilt to Irish music, a brisker feel to Scottish. Slides to me sound Irish - birls (bowed triplets) sound Scottish. But as I've only ever attended sessions in England which included both types of tunes, I can't say that I have noticed muc... more…

  • Re: Passing it along - making sure it gets used

    If you're not playing an instrument, it seems a good idea to pass it on. My husband tried the guitar but couldn't get on with it (he now plays the concertina) so he passed it on to a guitar teacher via my fiddle teacher. The guitar teacher was able to pas... more…

  • Re: Do you remember the first tune you learned?

    When I was a child, the first tunes I learned were from Eta Cohen's Violin Method - Twinkle Twinkle.Now the Day is Over and a bit more interesting to me, because my Scottish father used to sing it, 'A Highland Lad my love was born'. Also Cock of the Nort... more…

  • Re: Chin Rest repairs / refitting

    Thanks for all the helpful advice. It gave me the confidence to effect a repair, which I hope will last. more…

  • Chin Rest repairs / refitting

    The chin rest has come off my fiddle. It was obviously on a thin lath of wood or cork, which has come off the wood underneath the chin rest. The metal bit is still attached to the chin rest. more…

  • Re: Regional Styles In Irish Music

    This looks very interesting. Thanks, Jim. more…

  • Re: Is anyone not playing?

    I am still playing (almost) every day, but not for as long as I used to do, and the motivation is harder to find. more…

  • Re: Lockdown Play-Alongs

    Another site that I find excellent for learning tunes is Duncan Cameron. Without his video, I'd never have made any progress on 'the tricky bit' in 'Dusty Windowsills'. more…

  • Re: Lockdown Play-Alongs

    Oh what a super post - thanks for all you do, Joe and Adele. xxx more…

  • Re: Lockdown Play-Alongs

    Ah - sorry. Never thought of that! more…