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Old 01-11-2019, 12:10 PM   #8
John McCain
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Default Re: Music for Pipes and other instruments

Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
Hi John,

Thanks for those leads. Playing pipe tunes with fiddlers is good but I get the sense they feel a little hobbled playing only on their A and E strings. I was hoping against the odds that someone had published a collection with different voices that allowed the fiddlers to use more of the range of their instruments while harmonizing with pipes.
They don't get bored if you play fast enough!

But, we've (I play with fiddlers [and other instruments] frequently) done some arrangements much as you describe. I learned to play flute and whistle in order to increase my repertoire and those arrangements fit flute/whistle.

Cheers, John
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