COMRADES! When the Revolution comes, who is first against the wall?

COMRADES! When the Revolution comes, who is first against the wall?

When the Revolution comes, who is first against the wall?

Tune hogs! Up against the wall!

People who play too fast!

People who forget which beer is theirs, take a sip out of it, realize it’s not theirs, and then furtively put it back on the table and hope nobody noticed! Get in the truck!

Good players who NEVER show, leaving novice but players who ALWAYS show without positive role models! Achtung! Raus!

Three-chord guitarists, you can stay. Unless you don’t know WHICH three chords WHEN! Then it’s to the wall with you!

Excitable and overenthusiastic bodhran players who hang out in packs who play rhythm patterns, not tunes!

Bodhran players who give impromptu lessons to pretty girls during the sesh at the next table!

UP AGAINST THE WALL!

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Don’t forget the noodlers!

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Those who play slow airs on banjo AARGGHHHH….

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‘The Lonesome Boatman’ on piccolo.

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That guy who insists on playing common tunes in the most obscure version imaginable ("well actually this is a version recorded in a manuscript recorded by an English lady who visited Cork in 1826….don’t you like it?"

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People who disrespect our great leader, Charlie Lenin!

People who don’t pay their drink tab at O’Che’s!


Tune hoarders! Session wreckers! To the wall with you!

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Those who keep calling it a ‘celtic jam’.

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The lonesome boatman on piccolo jeez Jim you lived to tell the tale. The person in question should have got done for cruelty. Every dog in 50 mile radius must have heard that.

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Wives, girlfriends and groupies who take up space in the circle even though they don’t play, while there are musicians without seats.

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Husbands and boyfriends are ok then?

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Groupies? You have groupies?
Must be a jam session.

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"Husbands and boyfriends are ok then?"

No, of course they’re not. But they aren’t a problem, because you can always nick their seat when they pop to the bar. But the women folk always have a bloke to go to the bar for them, so their bums remain glued to the precious seats all evening.

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"Groupies? You have groupies?"

Don’t you?

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"Don’t you?"

Don’t be silly - I play a banjo……

Although I am learing a couple of slow airs to try and charm some members of the fairer sex.

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You’re not the Duke of Edinburgh by any chance, Mark?

(There’s a sponge cake in there somewhere!)

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People who want to put other people up against the wall.

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Contributors to this forum?

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Exactly, David,

This is an unpleasant thread.

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It’s not an unpleasant thread - it’s a light-hearted discussion where people can actually spell out what they sometimes secretly think. Come on, lighten up!! :)

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The woman who decides the time is right to play the spoons, even though she’s sitting three tables away.

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MEEEEEEEEEEE

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The p*ssed up geezers who reckon they could knock out a tune on your fiddle/banjo/whistle etc. and when you tell ‘em no they get nasty and mouthy.

That really does for me, know what I mean.

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I remember a guy who used to come along to the Sunday session with a percussion array.

These items were bolted on to a wooden frame : cow horns, cow bells, shoe horns (bones), castanets (with a spring between them), bits off a vibraphone (or maybe a marimba), plus a few shaky eggs on springs.

He didn’t actually play them. He just beat seven shades of shti out of them.

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Anybody who sues the term "Celtic"!
Up against the wall with you and your mist-shaded stages!
If you’d prefer to sit we’d be happy to take your legs off at the knee, maybe somebody else can use them!

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The p*ssed up geezers who reckon they could knock out a tune on your fiddle/banjo/whistle etc. and when you tell ‘em no they get nasty and mouthy.

—- I"m just picturing the amount of slobber they would elave on the whistles or flutes, so sad :(

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This is a good one. I love lashing out, about the modern music industry. Here goes. U2, and all the modern day Irish country singers, along with the d.j’s who play them.

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People who call what you’re playing "songs"…….

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Oh man, I ahte that.
"Are there lyrics? no, then it’s not a song."

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Songs, instead of tunes? Hey, it’s just a generic term, like "you guys", which can include girlies too. C’mon, lighten up there, and de-pedanticise !!

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Oh.. That YT clip.. Oh no.. no ..noooo.. why me..

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I have had that Jerry Jeff Walker song going thru my head since reading this thread. Thanks for that.

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J R

When the Revolution comes, against the wall?

When the ‘Revolution’ comes, if the revolution comes, we’ll all be too busy playing & sharing tunes to even care about who deserves ‘wall’opping, or not … https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXheNA0bFt8

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How about putting no one against the wall. "With malice toward none, with charity for all…let us strive on to finish the work we are in…to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves…"

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Do dancers count as groupies if they only dance to you?

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Jim Dorans, Worldfiddler: "Songs, instead of tunes? Hey, it’s just a generic term, like "you guys", which can include girlies too. C’mon, lighten up there, and de-pedanticise !!"

No. Bird-songs are the only songs that don’t have lyrics. Calling "tunes": "songs" can lead to understandings. Especially on the eastern side of "the Pond".

And I don’t much care for "you guys", either. There are already other collective nouns covering both genders: e.g. "folks".