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Oisín McAuley and Brittany Haas: “The Spey in Spate”

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The acclaimed Irish fiddler plays a Scottish fiddle favorite with Peghead Nation’s Fiddle Styles instructor.

by Scott Nygaard
March 08, 2016
 

Oisín McAuley is one of today’s premier Irish fiddlers. A member of the band Danu, he recorded his solo debut, Far from the Hills of Donegal, for Compass Records in 2007. Born in County Donegal, Ireland, Oisín is currently living in Boston, where he’s the Director of Summer Programs at Berklee College of Music. He was recently a guest in Brittany Haas’s Fiddle Styles Workshop for Peghead Nation, where he taught the tune “The Road to the Glen” and demonstrated some of the ornaments and bowing characteristic of Irish fiddling. In this video, Brittany backs Oisín up on the reel “The Spey in Spate,” from Scottish composer James Scott Skinner.

In her Fiddle Styles Workshop for Peghead Nation, Brittany hosts some of the best fiddlers on the planet, as they teach some of their favorite tunes and techniques. To learn from Brittany and her guests, enroll in the Fiddle Styles Workshop today.


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