The Arty Of The Intro

Introducing a song or a set is an important part of the live performance, though not all musicians are comfortable or good at doing it. In this clip, which is being circulated widely around Facebook, guitarist, Arty McGlynn, performing at the Baltimore Fiddle Fair earlier this year, plays with the audience as skillfully as a practised stand-up, while also playing with the whole tradition in trad of treating the intro as a history lesson. (Thanks for Niall Vallely for drawing attention to it initially.)

 

Published on 15 June 2012

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