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The Irish fiddle tradition has become common currency for fiddlers across the British Isles, Europe, America and beyond, and today some of the finest players are not even Irish by birth. For any violinist wishing to step beyond the narrow confines of classical discipline, the Irish jig or reel is one of the first stopping points.
So what is there to learn about playing, or indeed listening to and appreciating, Irish fiddle music? Buy yourself a book of fiddle tunes and play through a few. The tiny bits of ornamentation- the rolls, cuts and flicks of the bow, which are not written down on the basic tune, are the life and soul of Irish music.
They are the difference between plainness and beauty, mediocrity and brilliance, Geoffrey Archer and William Shakespeare. Irish Fiddle Ornamentation Ornaments can be either fingered or bowed; whilst in Scottish fiddling bowed ornament predominates, in Ireland the fingering is more important.
Tiny grace notes are very Irish americans struggle to fit in boston, and can appear in several different contexts.
Where two notes of the same pitch lie together in a tune, they will often be interrupted by a single grace note called a cut. The grace note is not bowed separately, but slurred into the note it precedes. Here two grace notes are used instead of one. The melody note is preceded by the same note plus a higher note.
Particularly important in jig playing, this turns three quavers, either separate or slurred, into 5 notes. A Short Roll is exactly like the long roll, except that the five notes are squeezed into a crotchet instead of a dotted crotchet.
Instead of hitting the note squarely, the Irish fiddler will sometimes approach the note from below, starting maybe half a semitone down and sliding swiftly and smoothly up to the correct pitch.
The slide is most commonly used at the start of a phrase, and will be applied to just one or two key notes in a tune. Bowed Ornamentation The most common bowed ornament is the bowed triplet or treble.
Here a note, usually a crotchet, is split into 3 very shortindividually bowed notes. The effect is actually more of a flick or stutter than three clearly discernable bows.
This ornament, which is interchangeable with the short roll, is most common in the Donegal style of fiddling. In very crude terms, the treble can be seen as being a Scottish influence, which is strongest in the north of Ireland, receding as you head south.
The History of Irish Fiddling. Irish fiddle playing today has never been more vigorous, whether at a professional or amateur level, with an extremely high standard of playing and a strong demand for the music both in Ireland and elsewhere.
The Norman Girald Cambrensis visited the country in It is remarkable how, in spite of the great speed of the fingers, the musical proportion is maintained. Three different names are given to types of lyre ; the cruit the crot and the timpan- all were plucked instruments the timpan was not a drum despite the connotation of its name.
By the 11th or 12thC the bow had been introduced to Ireland and, as happened in England and Wales, there was a rapid evolution as the lyres were adapted for bowing. At around the same time. This description dates from the 7thC, which seems too early for any bowed instrument to have been used in Ireland; most likely some mistranslation or misinterpretation is involved.
An excavation below a house in Christchurch Road in Dublin during the 18thC uncovered what is said to be the oldest actual bow known in Europe, dating from the 11thC, along with a medieval fiddle.
The bow is of dogwood, and has an animal-head carving at the tip. By the fiddle was well established; Richard Head wrote that in Ireland "in every field a fiddle, and the lasses footing it till they were all of a foam " Initially this would have been the medieval fiddle, but eventually the standard violin was introduced, probably via the Ulster Scots.
The harp gradually declined in importance, perhaps in no small part because of the displacement of the Irish upper class- chief patrons of the harp, due to repeated Norman, English and Scottish incursions. The fiddle, however, cheaper to buy and easier to learn, thrived and was widely played among the rural population of Ireland.
Fiddle playing was seen as practical and functional, rather than as the leisure activity that it is today. Professional fiddlers would travel for many miles around their home town, and the tradition was often passed down from father to son.
From the beginning of the 18thC the uillean pipes came into use, and became the chief rival to the fiddle. Faced with starvation and eviction by unsympathetic landlords, those with enough remaining strength and money emigrated, many of them to the United States.
With more money and perhaps a little more leisure time, the idea of playing fiddle purely for enjoyment would have taken a hold.Famous Boston Irish Americans Of the nearly million Irishmen who came to the shores of America during the Famine years, tens of thousands of Irish immigrants settled in Boston.
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