> As I grow towards my fiftieth year I fantasize about a whole lot of > things, _that hasn't changed_ but one of these is dancing to great > lively energetic fiddle bands. Maybe that might encourage younger > dancers to try Country.
Help yourself. Me, I like the accordions. They give a meatier sound
which I miss when not there, even on such wonderful recordings as
Terpsichore (sorry Liz, Elke). It's nice as a change, and Terpsichore
is great to listen to, but at a dance I like a box or two as well.
And I dispute the implication that accordion=dull/fiddle=bright.
Alastair Wood was in cracking form last Saturday - very high energy,
and if anyone can listen to Phil Cunningham play his [can't remember]/
Jean's Reel/Moving Cloud set and can claim that's not lively, you
must be extremely spoilt. On the other hand, I often find fiddle
orchestras have rather a dull, mushy sound as they all play the same
thing fractionally out of step with each other.
But that's maybe just because that's what I'm used to.
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