wordridden’s seven comments

  • Miltown Malbay, Ireland

    Willie Week! more…

  • The Besom Brush

    I learned this tune from Fairweather Fiddler (another Brighton-based Session member). She notes that it was an old broom-sellers' song that was first played as a 3/2 hornpipe and has now turned into a slip jig. We play it in a set with The Dusty Miller an... more…

  • Son Ar Rost

    I learned this Breton tune off the Kornog album "Premiere", but I noticed that it's also been recorded by Brian Finnegan on "When the Party's Over" (I haven't heard that version). The tune is actually a march, and Kornog play it with a great deal march-li... more…

  • Re: Death Grip on the Fiddle

    Thanks for the advice, guys. I think I'll try out some other shoulder rests when I get the opportunity, and I definitely need to try to holding the fiddle up more. I have the feeling that I tend to slouch forwards, too, when I play, so gravity alone keeps... more…

  • Death Grip on the Fiddle

    Hi everyone! My apologies if this has already been discussed somewhere else. My question is this: how can I loosen up my death grip on the fiddle when I play? The problem isn't so much my left hand as it is my left shoulder. The fiddle always feels like i... more…

  • Strayaway Child

    This is one of my favorite tunes of all time. I first heard it as a child - my mother had a tape of Jerry Read Smith's "Strayaway Child" album, which was the soundtrack to my life for a while. This tune made a big impression on me, even way back then, so ... more…

  • The Peacock’s Feathers

    I transcribed this tune from a CD called - of all things - "Lifescapes: Celtic Fiddle" (despite the terrifying title, it's got some fine trad fiddle playing on it). I'm not usually one for hornpipes, but I love the swing of this one, and the fact that it'... more…