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Between the Jigs and the Reels Revisited – The Donegal Fiddle Tradition

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ISBN: 9781857202229
AuthorMac Aoidh, Caoimhín
Pub Date01/02/2022
BindingPaperback
CountryIRL
Dewey
Publisher: Waltons
Quick overview Between the Jigs and the Reels revisited provides us with an informed, lively and entertaining perspective on the giants and lesser-known figures in this dynamic cultural landscape, its history, folklore and tune origins, and brings the story of Donegal fiddling right up to the 21st century.
€33.50

In this significantly enhanced and revised edition of his first book, Mac Aoidh has worked exhaustively to add to the original’s information and insights on the Donegal fiddle tradition, its history and its players. One of the most distinctive regional styles in the diverse idiom of Irish traditional music, its unique sound is almost immediately recognisable, and those who play it today are among the most important and influential musicians in the tradition, even if many who played a critical role in passing it on are less well known. Fuelled by his passion for Donegal fiddle playing and drawing on an intimate knowledge of the music, Mac Aoidh pays tribute to both historical and contemporary figures who have played a part in maintaining and growing this great tradition. Between the Jigs and the Reels revisited provides us with an informed, lively and entertaining perspective on the giants and lesser-known figures in this dynamic cultural landscape, its history, folklore and tune origins, and brings the story of Donegal fiddling right up to the 21st century.

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In this significantly enhanced and revised edition of his first book, Mac Aoidh has worked exhaustively to add to the original’s information and insights on the Donegal fiddle tradition, its history and its players. One of the most distinctive regional styles in the diverse idiom of Irish traditional music, its unique sound is almost immediately recognisable, and those who play it today are among the most important and influential musicians in the tradition, even if many who played a critical role in passing it on are less well known. Fuelled by his passion for Donegal fiddle playing and drawing on an intimate knowledge of the music, Mac Aoidh pays tribute to both historical and contemporary figures who have played a part in maintaining and growing this great tradition. Between the Jigs and the Reels revisited provides us with an informed, lively and entertaining perspective on the giants and lesser-known figures in this dynamic cultural landscape, its history, folklore and tune origins, and brings the story of Donegal fiddling right up to the 21st century.

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