shaskeen’s twenty-nine comments

  • Maple Leaf

    This was the first tine in a set taught to us by Jimmy Noonan at East Durham a few years ago. Interesting story - he said they'd recorded their CD (the Maple Leaf) in Ireland, they had the Ceili Bandits there with them to do this set and only a very limit... more…

  • Re: Instrument BO

    Instead of shaking out the spit, go to the music store and get a wooly tool that is used specifically to wipe it out. more…

  • Re: I’m an American Pianist studying Irish Fiddle… Help please?

    Spend a week at Augusta in July, or Irish Arts in the Catskills. Sometimes you can find a class in "fiddling from scratch." more…

  • Re: Whats the difference between Matt Molloys playing and Seamus Tanseys?

    Interesting that these two great players are discussed today. Just yesterday I was at a whistle workshop with Seamus Egan ( sponsored by the Celtic Society of Southern Maryland ), and asked him who he considers his earliest influences. His reply was, "Ma... more…

  • These guys put on a wonderful show! Talk about a feel-good experience. I saw them last year and am going to a workshop and concert with them tomorrow. can't wait!!! more…

  • Re: De Quervain’s syndrome

    I was also diagnosed with this recently. Every morning my wrist hurt, possibly due to a lot of kayaking and fluting. Last week I tried putting an elastic wrap around it before going to bed, and the next morning was the first time in a month that it was pa... more…

  • Re: E-i, e-i, ol - thought this was Joanie Madden’s joke!

    I can't tell it as well as she did on stage last year at Augusta, but here goes: more…

  • Hayes and Cahill in performance

    Hi, more…

  • Re: Going to ireland Next Week

    Doolin was really packed full of tourists when we went there looking for sessions.( I'm glad we went there though, as we were able to walk up to the Cliffs of Moher, and make a trip to the Burren from there. ) more…

  • Re: Aer Lingus!! F*%@!!!

    Hmmmm, a few years ago there was someone across the aisle from me on an Aer Lingus flight, waiting along with everyone else to finally get off the plane and on to the next leg of their journey...he looked lot lot like Jesse Smith of Danu - and when I saw ... more…