>I remember when I was a kid saying to myself, "When I can play Toss the Feathers like Kevin Burke I'll be able to play the fiddle." Of course, by the time I could play Toss the Feathers like Kevin Burke, I'd long since realised that that was not being able to play the fiddle at all, it's merely being able to play Toss the Feathers like Kevin Burke.<
Michael, are you really saying you learned nothing about fiddle playing by the time you could play Toss The Feathers like Kevin Burke? Nothing at all worth knowing?
If I could play guitar exactly like Martin Carthy, I would. Fortunately for Martin Carthy, I can't.