A breach of etiquette
While I was in Manchester a couple of weeks ago I went to a couple of great sessions at the Dancing Jig and Jolly Angler. I had a great time and the people there were really friendly. It was at the first of these I heard what must be one of the more unambiguous put downs.
There were maybe 5 - 6 fiddlers, all reeling away with madolin, concertina, whistle and banjo accompaniment. Towards the end of the evening things were winding down, a couple of the musicians had packed up and gone and only the hard core was left.
The fiddlers began a set and each took turns starting a reel and when it got round to the banjo (the player who was the official host for the session I might add) he fumbled the start and then got into his stride, but no one else was joining in. After half a minute or so, with the banjo gallantly picking on, the fiddle player next to him turned around and in a loud incredulous voice said … "What the f**k is that?"
I never did find out because everyone burst out laughing.
Any similar stories out there?