At 08:37 AM 1/30/2007 -0500, you wrote:
>I find it intriguing, the use of extra beats, and have heard it maybe only
>a few time in Irish music and can't recall who did it, it may have been on
>some old 78s, though I have heard it way more often on American 78s from
>the 20s and 30s, and the players who play that old style nowadays like to
>use it at times just because it's interesting and they like the tunes.
>Phillipe.... I imagine you can shed some light on this? Did it originate
>in the US or over in Ireland or Scotland? Or over in US and then go back?
>Chicken or egg likely, just curious.
Iris, I don't recall any Irish player on 78 playing a tune with extra
beats, except by mistake--fiddle player John Howard's botched transition
between "Toss the Feathers" and "Callan Lassies" (see Milestone at the
Garden). I do know that crooked tunes are fairly common in French-Canadian
fiddle music, so you might be thinking of 78 recordings by Isidore Soucy
and the like.
Hard-to-find imported Irish CDs
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