This is a must have for any player or lover of Irish fiddle music. It's quirkiness might upset traditionalists - MH uses an audatiously slow tempo except on rare occasions and a jazz-like approach to the melodic line, his tight ornamentation often on the off-beat and the bow technique (he gives himself to bounce the horsehair somewhat) is unconventional - it all adds up to a non-traditional playing style which (to my ears and heart) still respects and loves the tradition - mostly in terms of bringing out the implied syncopations and elasticity of the rhythms. It remains one expression of many in a tradition which is strong and wide enough to withstand all sorts of interpretations.
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