After many years of playing eastern european music, a couple of years ago I decided to explore new directions: let's go North! I was fortunate enough to be asked from a fairly good known local band to replace their previous fiddler, and I started learning Irish music. As a classical trained musician I found klezmer, hungarian and romanian folk music in certain ways almost familiar - of course phrasing and ornamentation were always a challenge, but something reminded me of some classical repertoire, I felt more at home...and then everything changes: the use of the bow and the phrasing in irish music are amazing and quite difficult to master, also intonation is used in expressive ways...a new world for me. Then came the Lockdown and Covid, and in winter 2020 I composed and produced (together with members of the band) a couple of tunes in "celtic" style. Here is one: maybe some of experienced irish fiddlers out there would like to give me some feedback:
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