Oboemeg’s seventy-three comments

  • Re: Should I upgrade from a delrin flute to wood?

    Have you tried lots of other flutes? You might find that you’re perfectly happy with what you have. I love the Olwell keyless flute I have and can’t imagine another instrument, beyond the step to buying a keyed flute and I’ve been trying a ton of ... more…

  • Re: Breadth or Depth?

    Both! I think the assumption that one or the other is better is false. You need both in order to be a good musician. I am always learning new tunes on flute and whistle because I play with a group of friends who have many more tunes than I do (20-45 yea... more…

  • Re: Lad O’beirne and Milestone in the Garden

    Thanks for that AB. Those recordings are gold. I hadn't thought to dig in the Comhaltas archive. Of course I then get distracted by other things but that was what I was looking for. That led down another rabbit hole looking for the vinyl for that 1981... more…

  • Re: Lad O’beirne and Milestone in the Garden

    Looks like after some more digging that the recordings are digitized and archived in the Burns Library at Boston College. Has anyone been and listened to Connolly's collected field recordings there? Is it worth the trip? more…

  • Lad O’beirne and Milestone in the Garden

    Has anyone listened to this? Is it worth chasing down? It's possibly includes the only commerical recordings of James 'Lad' O'beirne. Has anyone found digitized copies of his acetate or 78's home recordings or has anyone visited Boston College and hear... more…

  • Re: How far should the focus of this site be allowed to drift away from its original purpose?

    I guess I think the core of the board is Irish traditional music and then the rest is what makes those of us come here individual musicians. We each add one (or many traditional tunes) and maybe one other from our personal set list that isn’t tradition... more…

  • Re: Why do so many more men contribute to TheSession than women?

    I only post here occasionally but don’t find that I’ve developed much of a rapport with anyone in particular so I don’t end up feeling like I’m part of the discussion. I do find myself spending more time reading here when I’m playing more sessi... more…

  • Re: Once and for all - how to learn Irish fiddle?

    To my understanding you’re trying to figure out how to integrate the structure and the sound. You ask who to listen to, but the question is, who do you want to listen to all the time? Check out the website of artists that you like; do they offer vid... more…

  • Re: Expressing love and community through music and the dance of life

    AB the community is one of the best bits isn’t it? If there are things we can provide from out here in your virtual music community let us know. We aren’t there to help you rebuild but I’m thinking about you all and looking forward to hearing that... more…

  • Re: Dancers

    I play for dancers almost as often as I play in sessions during some seasons; mostly ceilis, set dances and a bit of competition-style. I was a dancer before I started playing Irish seriously (I started out learning set dances on whistle to improve my li... more…