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    Fiddle players?

    Hi everyone, I recently started renting a fiddle and since a few days ago, when I found out that the teachers we know are unable to take me, I've been starting to teach myself to play it. I wondered if there are any fiddle players (esp. Irish fiddle) on Nameberry.
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    I used to be a fiddle player... not Irish, just the American South (some overlap, though). I have a very difficult time reading maps and music (which apparently ties into my dyslexia in Chinese), so the fiddle fit me better... I was able just to learn by ear. One of my biggest regrets in life is giving up my fiddling... so keep plugging away, even when you hit barriers!
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    I play the violin and especially love playing Irish stuff. Is there anything in particular you want to know?
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    I learned when I was living in Canada last year - the area I stayed in was rural with a very strong Gaelic history/population, so fiddle music was fairly common there. Sadly I don't own a fiddle anymore and my skills are pretty much gone... I think I could probably pick it up again if I wanted but I've got other things on my mind these days

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    Whirligig- did you learn by ear? Did you take lessons? I now have a teacher after a lot of confusion and doubt with finding one; my first lesson is in three days.
    Credo.
    The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.Flannery O' Connor

    Maeve Aislinn ✠ Susannah Eilidh ♥ John Dermot ✠ Seamus Oliver
    Brigid Amélie ✠ Genevieve Coyne ♥ Hugh Emmet ✠ Leo Thomas
    Orla Juliet ♥ George Peter ✠ Dominic Éammon ✠ Tadhg William
    Cecilia Niamh ✠ Máire Lucy ♥ Benan Padraic ✠ Austin Paul
    Greta Magnolia
    Caritas Veritas.

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