On Tue, 6 May 1997, Philippe Varlet wrote:
> At 08:41 PM 5/5/97 -0500, Karen Schachtschneider wrote:
> >Congress Reel. The fiddlers, incidentally, were All-Ireland Champions
> >Mairead Nesbitt and Cora Smith.
> I may have been distracted by the spandex or the smoke bombs, but their
> playing didn't sound like All-Ireland caliber to me. I didn't know who they
> were and thought they might be a couple of classical players who had learned
> to do rolls... I guess I was underwhelmed.
Perhaps because the music was not live. I don't know this for a fact, but
having seen the video three or four times now, there are quite a few clues
which make me quite certain that neither the music nor the dancers' taps
were live. Anyone disagree?