the other song i am really really digging lately is this one
as someone on youtube pointed out, the bulk of the song is actually elzic’s farewell (what is an an elzic?) but, like, the neatest arrangement ever, with a few minor variations/embellishments in the melody as compared to the old-time standard, as far as i can tell. messed around with playing this on the banjo but it’s not really the right instrument… you can strum a few strings at once but that’s still a sad imitation of the whole double stops thing (in this arrangement i think it’s all multi-instrument harmony rather than double stops, but it serves the same purpose). too bad. :(
if anyone else is curious, btw, i’ve determined that it’s darol anger on the baritone fiddle (tuned 8vb, doing all that SWEET-ASS CHOPPING) plus the väsen guys on nyckelharpa (hence why that high part is SO DAMN COOL) and viola.