Ok I am in the goop, sorry Vixen. O'Niell commented that there was little to recommend the collector in any place except Clare BUT I must add he did not spend much time in Co Sligo. Awe well. Clare is a County on the west coast of Ireland and it has retained to this very day the 'old' style of playing.
Micko Russell's recordings, if you'd browse to click herethen email Kieran he'll give you the reference.
Rhythmic playing is all about breathing and knowing when to break - reels are different to jigs etc., The cascading notes are dressing not the Tune. Better to play one tune well then a CD or three badly. Nuff said.
Bein a folk person as well as a trad fan since I cannot remeber when - I must say there were times when the cascading stuff turned me right off - not just on the whistle - on anything - in particular the accordian. Loud bad music and less loud bad music have nothing to do but bad time people - so if you can, try to 'good time' the people. It adds to social harmony and happiness.