Irish traditional musician Niall Murphy uses nine fiddles to cover Michael Jackson’s hit ‘Thriller” using an Acapella app.
Murphy, from Co. Armagh, has been a trad player for 17 years and has toured with bluegrass legend Dan Tyminski, which inspired him to try different techniques, the Irish Independent reports. He currently plays with Cara Dillon and Breaking Trad.
"Micheal Jackson is one of my favorite singers and arrangers," he says.
"Before starting to record, I arranged the piece for nine fiddles. Some tracks are melody, some are plucked bass lines, some are replicating the brass section and using a fiddle technique called ‘the chop’ I replicated the percussion sound.
"When it all played together I was surprised at the outcome. It mightn’t be exactly like his own version, but the idea is there I think, I hope!"