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Thread #92350   Message #1764417
Posted By: The Villan
20-Jun-06 - 04:58 AM
Thread Name: How many Fiddlers are in England
Subject: RE: How many Fiddlers are in England
OK let me ask a question here, and I am not sure if I can put in a way that expresses correctly what I mean as I am a non musician.

I have heard some lovely fiddle playing from various artists, but why oh why, do some of them (not all) have to show off by playing very fast tunes as if they want the whole world to know how good they really are. To me they don't do anything for me, but seem to get the rest of the audience in raptures.

Could it be the difference between a non musician who likes to here lovely music, and an audience musician who is in awe of the skills of the fiddler.

The reason I ask this, is that if you have a club like mine, where I would think at least half the audience or more is made up of non musicians who are there to listen to the lovely tunes and songs, then the artist can actually be working against themselves.

I hope nobody gets offended with what I have just said. I merely wish to know more.