ceemonster Posted October 2, 2014 Share Posted October 2, 2014 (edited) yes, i remember being electrified when i first saw/heard the packie clip that has been on the 'tube for about ten-ish years now....i love his "long-bow" clare-fiddle-type phrasing....exploiting the 30 or 30+ button anglo's full note-choice capacity to choose to extend your "bow strokes" and phrases when you want to, the way the fiddlers choose, or the bandoneon players can choose........about 6 years ago i was in a workshop with a clare concertina player of the "play only THESE buttons" school, and when they disapprovingly noted this in my style, i began to explain how i was doing it by choice, and the individual cut me off literally about four words in, and said in this patronizing tone, "by choice? i don't THINK so....this is something you see done by people without musical training," blah, blah, blah. so i didn't bother explaining any more, and didn't bother noting that gearoid and tim collins had separately remarked on it in a surprised but approving way. i just continued to play the way i want it to sound. and i am not at all convinced that packie russell was doing it accidentally. he sounds very "clare fiddle." so did john joe casey's concertina playing, i love the phrasing of his as well.... Edited October 2, 2014 by ceemonster Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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