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  • Re: Dance in NW England during first 1/2 of the 19th c. ?

    Even if you're not interested in Morris the teams are still a good source of information as many of them will include solo clog displays as part of their performances. Even the sword teams in Sheffield, who danced in clogs, included solo step clog display...

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  • Re: Using a capo on my red irish bouzouki ?

    Much obliged for your comments and advice. I will work through all suggestions and will reply further of my success. Bouzouki luthiers in South Aus are like hens teeth. Might have to cut my own teeth at luthing on this instrument.

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    Kenny, that advice comes from your real world experiences. For better or worse the internet gives everyone access at the click of a finger.

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  • Battering in NW England during first 1/2 of the 19th c. ?

    I'm not interested in Morris clogging. Not at all. So perhaps I'm using too specific of a terminology by calling it clogging. I'll drop that. But one last question & only about Irish mill workers or just Irish workers outside of Ireland "battering" i.e. ~...

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  • Re: Using a capo on my red irish bouzouki ?

    As Calum mentioned, it sounds like your bridge is most likely out of place. If your action isn't too high, then that's definitely the case. Bending a string makes the tone sharper, and the higher the action, the further you have to bend the string to r...

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  • Re: Dance in NW England during first 1/2 of the 19th c. ?

    @alexboydell-

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  • Re: Guitar Question

    I started off trying to play tunes on guitar at sessions. It was useless. You can’t even hear yourself, let alone anyone else hearing you. It’s really hard to get a handle on if you’re playing the tune the way you want to (although of course that wo...

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  • Re: Guitar Question

    Re. This bit of your question:

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  • Re: Guitar Question

    I have now searched for "guitar" and read through some massive threads, so some of these questions fall into well-worn territory that's fraught with peril! Feel free to ignore these questions.

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    Rhythm and harmony backing is certainly not essential for a good session. Opinions differ on whether it helps; so much depends of course on the competence and style of the musicians.

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