Really great to see this extract from what looks to be a fine tribute to Ian Powrie. I'm an admirerer of his musicianship and composition. I'll look forward to see if any further extracts appear.
Very nice indeed. Particularly nice to hear people who don't feel they have to play at the speed of light to bring the tunes to life - well done!
Thanks for posting this in tribute to the wonderful mandolin player and genuinely beautiful person Alison Stephens. She touched my musical and personal life in a profound way, and I am still influenced by her to this day. Thanks again, Martin.
Yes, there have been at least one: in 1977 there was "The National Fiddle Championship" won by a young Douglas Lawrence, who is still playing and teaching in Glasgow. Obviously the Americans have their own championshiops for Scottish-style fiddling.
I think it's a Susato, aided greatly by natural acoustic reverb in an atrium. These days I'm mostly playing an Overton soprano D.
I didn't mean to sound like I was wagging my finger - just trying to help those who may wish to explore the tunjes further. Great stuff, Ptarmi!