The wisdom of crowds - What instrument do you play?
Threads here with queries on whistle or fiddle always get a large response with proponents of this make or that of whistle in particular putting forward their case. Queries on other instruments get fewer replies which leads me to assume the obvious: people who look up this site are probably fairly representative of the ITM community as a whole.
We have had arguments (sorry Discussions) before over the hierarchy of instruments in the tradition. But what would you estimate is the ranking in terms of actual instruments played for ITM? For simplicity, I suppose stick to the main instrument that a person chooses to express themselves on:
My guess would be:
(5) button box
(7) bodhrán? - could even be no.1, as thousands are sold every year but do they ever get used!
(8) piano box
A poll of readers here would be interesting but lord knows you’d set it up. And what use is this? Don’t ask me but if you follow the idea of the ‘wisdom of crowds’, then the wind players probably have it 🙂