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Dick Stanley
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Maryland's Elke Baker's fiddling isn't haunting, except when it ends and you find you foot still tapping. I listen to this four or five times a night lately. Love to be able to bow like this.
Dick Stanley
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Posted: March 10, 2012
Last Comment: March 11, 2012
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KarenJ
Posted: March 11, 2012

She makes it look pretty easy.  Her bowing looks free and easy. The pleasant look on her face adds to the effect


Dick Stanley
Posted: March 11, 2012
One thing I like about Baker's playing is the way she makes that one violin sound like a team of fiddles.

KarenJ
Posted: March 11, 2012

Wow.  you weren't exaggerating about his hand positions.  He gets it done though doesn't he?


Vicky
Posted: March 11, 2012
Dick - here's a sample of Martin Hayes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mqvr2BefWBY&feature=share



But don't try to copy his left or right hand techniques - Beth would not approve!

Vicky
Posted: March 11, 2012
Wouldn't it be fun to live close enough to regularly attend a fiddle club such as Elke's?  I love to play classical music, but the Scottish fiddle music is so much fun, too.

I went to a concert by Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill earlier this week - Martin is a fantastic Irish player from West Clare, but he has a very strong jazz influence, too.  Incredible bowing and tone.  His playing on airs is amazing.

I live out in the boonies and have to travel at least an hour to get to a "sort of large" city.  And travel 2 1/2 hours in another direction to get to my Scottish Fiddle Club once a month.  Thank goodness for YouTube and the internet.

Thanks for sharing the link, Dick

Vicky