Fiddlejay’s seven comments

  • Re: Things getting moving again (UK and elsewhere?)

    The monthly session in Geneva resumed at the end of June, so there have been 2 so far, but I don't feel ready for it, I live in a small hamlet about an hour to an hour-and-a-half drive away over the border in France, and the idea of sitting in a pub in a ... more…

  • Re: Breton

    No, definitely not like an En Dro - they are always in duple time, written either 4/4 or 2/4; you couldn't dance an En Dro properly to a jig rhythm, it wouldn't have the right feel or emphasis. more…

  • Re: An Siocán Sneachta

    Thanks to LiamMacC for the pronunciation of Siocán, do you have any hints on pronunciation of Sneachta? From a tiny knowledge of Scottish Gaelic (mainly from placenames) I believe it may mean 'snowy' or 'in the snow', or at any rate having something to d... more…

  • Re: La Coccinelle

    This is La Coccinelle - not Fil et Bobine, which is a different tune, i.e., the one in the video posted by Tirno above. more…

  • Re: Flying Lufthansa

    I have travelled quite a few times with my fiddle as hand baggage on Lufthansa, and they've been absolutely fine. Last year also did one flight with BA, which I was very anxious about, but in the event that was fine too. Maybe helped that I checked in as ... more…

  • Irish session

    This will be an initial, one-off session, in the hope that it will become a regular fixture - much needed in this 'session desert'! Anyone within striking distance will be welcome. more…

  • Any musicians in the French Chablais area?

    We are looking to start a session in Thonon-Les-Bains (74500) in the not too distant future, we have a core of three of us, but it would be great to find some other musicians to join us before we start. If anyone knows anyone who might be interested, I'd ... more…