What’s wrong with noodling ?
Recent comment from distinguished contributor complained about people "noodling" between tunes at sessions. Sometimes one can’t tell whether they are trying out bits of the last tune, or might launch into something new if they could remember it……
Personally, I quite enjoy them. I find them much like the little phrases people insert in conversations as a filler. Obviously "Know what I mean ?" is more annoying than something more erudite or characterful.
Perhaps a brief noodle by , say, Kevin Burke or Liam O’Flynn or Aly Bain might be perfectly acceptable to most people on this forum.
Perhaps the complaint was about the quality or grade of the noodle, or noodler ?
PS I noticed, as I started this discussion, that this was page 733 of discussions, at 10 to the page of listings, and that seven out of the current 10 were started today. Why aren’t you guys’n’gals out playing at sessions ? ( Alright, I’m not either, tonight.)