Steve Wilson’s one hundred and ninety-three comments

  • Re: How to influence people to give up sheet music?

    I knew around 150-200 tunes in my late 20's early 30's. Then I was away from the music for a few decades as life happened. Of those initial tunes I remembered maybe 15 that I could initiate from memory, I also had a couple of cheat sheets (i.e. first two... more…

  • Re: American Irish Band Names

    I use to live in Houston and periodically our local Wednesday night session musicians would be asked if we would like to do a gig. Heck yeah ! Some beer, some food, maybe even money. Problem was we needed a band name. So, for those rare gigs we were kn... more…

  • Re: Best whistle?

    One of the best whistle players I know use to use the ubiquitous Generation whistles which he would spend a long time in selecting (i.e. try 20-30 and pick one). Then he would heat up the mouthpiece so he could adjust it. He was also crazy enough to en... more…

  • Re: Which Banjo is best for progressing player?

    I like vintage banjo's myself; Vega, Paramount, B&D and tend to like the heavy ones with larger heads. I play a Vega Style X no 9 and my banjo GAS has been satisfied. Spend time, go out and play as many as you can. more…

  • Re: Dancing about architecture.

    A waste of time or a waste of beer? One is important the other not so much. more…

  • Re: trip advice for Sligo, Donegal etc

    Westport, Co Mayo . Glencolmcille, Co Donegal more…

  • Re: Looking for the names of some Martin Mulvihill reels

    Thank you all That's a set I would love to learn more…

  • Looking for the names of some Martin Mulvihill reels

    I saw Eileen Ivers play last night and she does a lovely set of reels written by her teacher Martin Mulvihill https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtvore5xWsc . Anybody know what the names of the three reels are? more…

  • Re: Microphone for pub session

    The approach to take is similar to sound reinforcement for theater or for large dispersed events. I've done this for weddings, big band concerts, gala's, classic performances, fund raisers, and similar. KISS is the operative theory to use. If you use o... more…

  • Re: Microphone for pub session

    Do you have speakers in the area that you're playing in? If you do is that a separate zone that can be shut off? If so then you can make this work. I would suspend a reasonably decent, Omni pattern, dynamic mic (Sure SM63, EV RE50, AT BP4002, etc) or h... more…