Ja, det var länge sedan nu. Här kommer ett långt – och bra!
It is also a community in which the music itself is the most important thing: the tunes have a life outside of the players, so when you set the bow to the strings you are, hopefully, carrying on the life of this thing that’s more important then you are. So, if someone gives out to you about your version of the tune not being ”correct” or glares at you menacingly as the rhythm goes astray, they may be answering to this higher calling. Alternatively, they could have a bad day on the home front, or they could be a jerk.
— Brendan Taaffe, Fiddler Magazine, Fall 2012