Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh’s new fiddle

Caoimhín is having a new fiddle made by Norwegian violin marker, Salve Håkedal. It’s a 5-string fiddle with sympathetic strings underneath. Caoimhín says: “I’ve got Dan Trueman to blame – the minute I played his one, I knew I’d found the instrument I’d been looking for”.

Dan’s can be seen here >>

Caoimhín: “Hoping to collect this new fiddle at the end of August. Absolutely and utterly can’t wait. It’s a beauty.”

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  1. Want to have a listen to Caoimhín’s new “fiddle”, which he described as the love-child of a Hardanger fiddle and a five-string viola? He played it for the first time on air last night on Philip King’s South Wind Blows programme on RTE Radio 1. He played three tunes by Peadar Ó Riada, all from the Triúr sa Draighean CD, two with Martin Hayes and one on his tod > check it out here > http://www.rte.ie/radio1/southwindblows/ If you’re lucky enough to be anywhere near Milltown Malbay this week you could hear a lot more of it.

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