Mudcat Café message #3968097 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #23668   Message #3968097
Posted By: The Sandman
24-Dec-18 - 01:12 AM
Thread Name: Paul Brady's version of Arthur McBride
Subject: RE: Paul Brady's version of Arthur McBride
Copying is ok up to a point it should be a stepping stone from a learning point, ideally everyone should develop their own style, but style will always have influences.
I developed my own personal style of song accompaniment on the concertina,[when it comes to playing melody ] based on piedmont guitar style which puts melody notes off and on the beat, a technique used by john hurt, then i dropped the basses and this was an influence that enabled me to develop a personal style on english concertina, there ius no way that my concertina acompaniments sound like, lou killen steve turner or anyone else.