what is irish music…is it all just one big riff played over and over

what is irish music…is it all just one big riff played over and over

i ve been playing trad fiddle now for about 3 weeks and think i have about master it. all it really is, is a few riffs played over and over again, there is nothing to it! i just want to know how do you all make names for them all?

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improvise

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thats so cool so improvise with the music and the names! so american!

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so if i decided to bring in my five string banjo to a session in ireland, that would make some cool sounds!

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I suppose you can continue playing it the same every time.
You can change things.

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which session?

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really? like how?! should i put in a few double stops with the old fiddle and then maybe play a G chord over a say a whole phrase of notes?

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oh i dont know like mc gorys in culdaff in donegal or cathal’s pub in tyrone….just a few sessions i am thinking of hitting while im over!

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We just WIND UP the ITMinator, and it comes out with those craaazzzzy, whimsical names. Yep. That’s how it works…

keep talking, tombo

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whose tombo? is he some cool muso jammer to is he?

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I think this must be Krick’s younger brother or something.

*Of course* it’s just one big riff played over and over, but it’s letting the side down to rabbit on about this in public.

I was just looking at a map of Australia earlier today. Cannot find navadausa.
Any directions tombo?

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yeap its next to gundabeeawawhile and dunnowhereyagoin 🙂

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i thought there was something funny going on!

just one big riff played over and over

Thanks, now I see it. 5-strings are perfect for what you are playing. ;)

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Nope - nothing funny going on.

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Fair play! Name the riff.

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& don’t say, "listen to Bobby Casey."

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I get barred for a month, on a regular basis, for speaking the truth, yet we regularly get all these tramps turning up and pi$$ing on your flowers but hey thats ok…………

One big riff played over and over

I hadn’t noticed you ever left Danny. Where did you go?

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I can’t believe you guys haven’t set this guy straight yet. Everyone knows there are TWO riffs in Irish music, the reel riff that goes diddle diddle diddle diddle, and that jiggy thing that goes diddley, diddley, diddley, diddley.

Bobby Casey

This seems as good a place as any to send a message to eleyne, about a wee bit of editing.
Since I mentioned Bobby Casey, I looked him up; & voila ~
"Casey In The Cowhouse"
Bobby Casey
January 23rd 2003 by eleyne
https://thesession.org/recordings/428

5. Brian Of Lynn
8. Roll Halfpenny
12. Gerry Daly’s

Cheers,
Ben

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Oh, yeah, throw THAT old comment back in my face! 😉

I’ve done worse.
~ Later …

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looks like hup and song line dreaming need to stop sounding so serious…..p*&sing on the flowers ay…..you make me laugh!

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OK, you’re right Tombo if that’s who you used to be. Hmm -
sir fiddle master … SirNose … interesting Aussie connection

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Tombo the fresh air and the cows must be getting to you!

The art of trolling…

Sir Fiddle master,

If you want to troll on this forum I’m afraid you’ll have to get more informed about the subject than your, frankly, pathetic and superficial attempt here.
Your basic trolling approach is OK but it fails on the way you try to use hackneyed old clichés. Try and be more subtle. The secret of a good troll is to be taken seriously thus winding up the regulars. This acyually involves a deep understanding of the subject or people you want to amuse yourself with. Your postings are rather poor. And a more neutral nom de plume would be more effective. How about ‘Ouanqueur’ or ‘Bent Steeldick’?
Try again later with a new name and try and think of some sort of original insult as opposed to the dreary old ones that you choose to employ.

Better luck next time,

Mr Yhaal House

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…but to get back to the original posting….
..do you mean I’ve spent all my time trying to learn these different tunes for nothing ?
Doh !

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But they are both such nice tunes, Pete.

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Sir Diddle master, more like.
It will send you blind if you keep it up!
I am 65 and already need glasses.

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What ho sir knight! Thine feeble trolling attempts are weak! Taketh thyself back to troll school and learn how to properly wind up the session.org!

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you dont think …..well it might be ……the return of ……CHOONZE?

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No it is just Tombo with a change of name.

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Definitely no cause for alarm …

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The funny thing is that I heard someone (who’s handle has a respectable similarity to that of the OP) mocking exactly the same position as the OP on Thursday night, using much the same words.
Will you be Well Connected tonight? (OP will know what I mean if it is he.)

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Core Lingpupa, I’m way beyond the periphery (if Sydney is indeed periphery????) … and even I know who OP is … mustta heard tell on a galah session on me peddle radio. News travels fast in the bush.

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TWAS NOT ME!!

I’m just staggering back from a great night of tunes wif the inimitable Ruairi McGorman (knows his way around a fiddle neck that fella - and the zouk too the feck*r) and find that I’m being weirdly implicated in, er, whatever it is that this is…

Strange coincidence though, I was just up north at a festy near cairns and got into a conversation with a stand up comedian who asked me in all seriousness that, how come once we irish heads had learnt "the Irish Riff" we just play that all night and don’t play some other song. After I had derisively shown him the error of his ways he…. THEN WENT AND TOLD THE SAME STORY IN HIS STAND-UP ROUTINE AS IF HE WAS BEING ALL SELF-AWAREDLY STUPID. Oh how the audience laughed at how wittty this fella was. eejit.

An who:

SirNose - obscure funk-band Parliament refernce ("awww, put me down!")

Sir whatsy-fiddle-b*llox - um, well, er, NOT an obsure Parliament refernce?

Laters,
Benno D’Voidoffunk

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I stand corrected!

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