Ptarmigan

tunebook 137 tunes.

Hello there & welcome to my profile.

You have probably seen me before:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y17Jd319fVI


( I had the honour of choosing the tune too & it seems to have been a popular choice. )

These sites should give you a pretty good idea of my musical life:

BLOG: http://dickglasgow.blogspot.com/

WEBSITE: http://www.causewaymusic.co.uk

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/dick.glasgow

VIMEO Channel: http://vimeo.com/dickglasgow

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/Ptarmi

SoundCloud Channel: http://soundcloud.com/dick-glasgow

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My Weekly Sessions are:

BALLYMONEY: Ma~Kellys ~ Tuesdays
http://scotchnightmakellys.blogspot.com/

BALLYCASTLE: The House of McDonnell ~ Fridays
http://houseofmcdonnell.blogspot.com/

BUSHMILLS: The Bushmills Inn ~ Saturday
http://bushmillsinn.blogspot.com/

Pub Sessions of North Antrim ~ Slideshow!
http://s89.photobucket.com/albums/k210/Ptarmi/Pub%20Sessions%20of%20North%20Antrim/?albumview=slideshow

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My Music Websites are:

The IRISH CONCERTINA:
http://theirishconcertina.com/

The IRISH TENOR BANJO:
http://theirishtenorbanjo.ning.com/

TRADITIONAL MUSIC Forum: North Antrim:
http://northantrim.proboards.com/index.cgi?

The CONCERTINA in SCOTLAND Forum:
http://englishconcertina.proboards.com/index.cgi

The HAMMERED DULCIMER in IRELAND:
http://irishdulcimer.com/

The ANCIENT MUSIC of IRELAND:
http://ancientmusicofireland.blogspot.co.uk/

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My PodBean sites:

NORTH ANTRIM MUSIC: http://northantrim.podbean.com/

HAMMERED DULCIMER: Antrim: http://causewaymusic.podbean.com/

CONCERTINA TUNES from NORTH ANTRIM: http://angloconcertina.podbean.com/

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If you play the English Concertina in Scotland, you may like to know that I’m maintaining a list, of all known players of the English Concertina in Scotland:
http://www.thesession.org/discussions/19405

My ezFolk site: http://ezfolk.com/audio/Ptarmigan

In 2005, I organised the ‘Causeway Dulcimer Festival’, which took place in Bushmills, Co. Antrim:
http://www.causewaymusic.co.uk/cdf06.html

I ran my own Folk Club up here for 8 years, the ‘Black Nun’:
http://www.causewaymusic.co.uk/blacknun.html

My favourite expression is a North Antrim one:
"He looked like a dog lickin’ pish off a nettle" - quaint eh!

*Tip of the Day*:
Stop trying to be better than anyone else, just focus on being better than you were yourself, yesterday!

My favourite musical quote:
"In other words, the tune isn’t a vehicle for the player to impress the audience with his virtuosity, but rather the players virtuosity is a vehicle to impress the audience with the beauty of the tune."

Oh & just in case you are wondering what a Ptarmigan is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuant63/256565832/in/set-72157594431374511/

In case you are wondering why I chose the name of a bird for my handle here, I can tell you that I’ve been a Bird Watcher for a lot longer than I’ve been making noises with musical instruments.

Wildlife of Breen Oakwood:
http://breenoakwood.blogspot.co.uk/

My Photo page on flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/northantrimbirds/

Cheers,
Dick