Well, tonight my daughter and I played a violin duet in public for the first time.
She chose the song: the Swallowtail Jig, an old Irish fiddle tune that’s really a lot of fun to play as counterpoint duet. It finished as I did the high A part and she accompanied with a swirling bit she created herself! It sounded really good!
My daughter did so well! I’m so proud of her. //happy dad :O)
Of course, we practiced the snot out of it before going on stage, but as it was short notice we only got a couple weeks in before playing. At least we played in front of peers, which was nice because they tolerate mistakes better. (Though I suspect most of them didn’t even notice anything but the most egregious mistake that _I
_ made, lol.) (It was a talent show at church.)
Sorry I don’t have video for y’all. Maybe in the future we can get something up on Youtube for you to see.
If you want to hear the song (as done by really good fiddlers), here’re a couple videos I can recommend:
Swallowtail Jig by Katy Adelson
Swallowtail Jig by Liz Faiella
Aaaannnnd... since I’m posting awesome fiddle music for y’all, here’s the next one I want to learn, lol.
The Ghost of Ballybrolly by The Good Tune