haylien’s fourteen comments

  • Re: Young Musicians

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  • Reels to go with ‘Paddy Ryan’s Dream’

    I love the reel 'Paddy Ryan's Dream' but am having trouble finding tunes that it goes well with - do you have any ideas? more…

  • Re: Low reels

    Thanks for the help - these are beautiful tunes and will keep me busy for a while! more…

  • Low reels

    Do you know any good low reels? I'm not a very experienced player and want to get more use out of the lower two strings on the fiddle(especially the G). I also really like the sound of the ones I've heard (but their names escape me.) Cheers! more…

  • Re: The Irish aren’t Celts!!

    What do they consider to be 'Celtic' then? I think of it as a linguistic term - hence P-Celtic (British) and Q-Celtic (Gaelic). unless you're talking about Iron-age prehistoric Celts. more…

  • Re: The Brits

    What do you mean by 'British'? On my course this is a question that comes up a lot. You separate it from the English tradition so I take it you aren't referring to the British Isles as a whole. The true Brits, historically speaking, survived for longes... more…

  • Re: Folk fiddle exams?

    Well done Nick, I'm meant to get my brother's GCSE results today cos he's away, went in at 9 to find out I'm not meant to be there till 11. Oh well. more…

  • Folk fiddle exams?

    I was talking to my friend's dad who teaches classical violin, and he knows someone who is learning folk fiddle and takes exams in it. I've never heard of this before: have you? And what do you think of it? It seems rather bizarre to me. Does a qualifi... more…

  • Re: The "IDEAL" music schedule

    Well while I'm at uni I have to limit myself to 2 hours fiddle playing a day otherwise I get nothing else done. but at the moment I'm on hols, so I'm playing about 4 hours a day on average, going to sessions, busking and listening to CDs all I want 🙂 ... more…

  • Re: ITM and Guitars

    I wasn't going to learn guitar but then I saw an old battered one in a charity shop for a tenner. Can't play it yet, but really want to try traditional music on it, but as a melody instrument rather than accompaniment. What are people's views on this? ... more…