Last night I finally heard Johnnie Cunningham wailing on his fiddle...
And now I begin to know what you guys are talking about. Wow! Obviously,
I'll be listening to this again before I can say anything intelligent,
but before the subject is gone forever, I wanted to comment on his agility
with that bow! Are any of you guys fiddlers? I'd love to know if he
controls the bounces and the gracenotes, or if those "bounces" direct what
he plays (I wonder if that makes any sense.) I also wondered (and I'll be
back on this later) if his facility is mostly a show of technique or is
making the music more wonderful! Last night when I heard it, I must say
I didn't want to do anything else...
Now... to the Piano! Just a little note... I Have been asked back to play
for another contradance :)
And I do believe the experience will be good for me. (And fun!)