> There is a 3-record set of old time fiddle band music put out
> by Shanachie, of Kentucky tunes. This seems the time to mention
> it. I think the person who loved the project, Richard Nevins was
> very disappointed when it didn't sell very well. Maybe not enough
> people know about it. It's really great. There are booklets with
> bios, notes, etc.
I think this is out of print now, Cathy, though if anyone knows where to
get copies of the LPs I'd appreciate knowing about it. It was actually
on Morning Star, another of Rich Nevins' labels. Compiled by the late
Gus Meade who had a wonderful knowledge of Kentucky fiddle music.
> I would love to play old time fiddle but afraid it would
> distract me from Irish--the rhythms are different, and
> I know few people who can play in both styles without
> some of the flavor of the other bleeding through. And
> fiddle is so delicate, the balance of the bow, etc, it's
> taken me 15 years to even hold it the way it needs to be
> held for Irish music.
Can you enlighten us on this? The bow grip, that is?
Thanks (and thanks for a great post),