Danny Diamond - Live track at The Sunflower

This is a live track taken from one of Danny Diamond's recent album launch gigs, for his new fiddle album called Fiddle Music.  It will become one of those "must have" fiddle albums and when we interviewed Danny recently he said

 "I aimed to make something innovative but with the innovation coming from within the tradition. I hear a lot of Irish music being made with reference to external influences, sounds and ideas, and conversely a lot of more traditional players of my generation taking a respectful, often almost academic approach. I had an idea that not many people were exploring the space between these two approaches, taking a very personalised stylised approach but very much rooted in the tradition at the same time. So that would have been the thinking with regard to the fiddle style I wanted to showcase on the album”.

“That all may sound very thought-out, but it wasn't an intellectual exercise at all, the idea of innovation from within is something I've been drawn to for years, simply because I find it great fun! Trying to revive a tired, overplayed tune, maybe changing key, borrowing variations from a few different (usually older) players and finding a few new variations of my own to throw into the mix”. You can read the full interview here, where there are links to other tracks.


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