Avery’s one thousand, five hundred and ninety-four comments

  • Re: Hop Jigs

    Hop jigs are pure craic more…

  • Re: Alternate Fiddle tuning?

    Actually there is one instance I know of of an Irish fiddler tuning to GDGD. Patrick Kelly from Cree in County Clare used to use this tuning to play the Foxhunter's Reel. There is a recording on this album https://thesession.org/recordings/3098 more…

  • Re: Alternate Fiddle tuning?

    This is usually done to play with uilleann pipes pitched in C# so it would be referred to as playing in C#. Tuning the fiddle to a different key to match instruments in other keys is done when necessary and not uncommon; some people tune their fiddles to ... more…

  • Re: Irish melody 78 rpm records

    Well you should (obviously) be checking out your local record and thrift stores as you never know what you might find! I have found some pretty good trad LPs at used records stores, things like 40 Years of Irish Piping, Paddy in the Smoke, Old Hag You've ... more…

  • Re: WTF

    I have noticed that there is a contingent of people within this music, and really any music scene for that matter, who are decent musicians but are snobs. Said people think they are better than, or are threatened by, those who are at a similar level/aren'... more…

  • Re: Gig or Session ?

    Well, Leitrim Lad, it isn't all of us younger players, I'm just a few months away from 30 and, as I say above, share the same opinions as you. As a younger player with a decent amount of experience, been playing trad 15+ years, I feel I have a responsibil... more…

  • Re: Gig or Session ?

    I've seen these types of attitudes from players of all ages both here in Portland, OR and in Dublin where I lived for 5 years and I could not agree more with your post. This music should be about community and sharing it with others; so sick and tired of ... more…

  • Re: Recommended Listening - Pipe Albums

    Ditto on the classics (Ennis, Rowsome, Clancy) I would also add Johnny Doran to that list too. more…

  • Re: High e in Contradiction Reel

    I've been playing it for years on various different flutes. It's entirely doable! That isn't so say I hit it perfectly every time but it can be done. Matt Molloy and Gary Shannon have both recorded it. more…

  • Re: Matt Molloy’s Studio sound

    Looking through my Molloy CDs, I'm only missing Shadows on Stone (which I had and lost!), most were produced by Donal Lunny and engineered by Brian Masterson. I think that is why these albums sound so good! The internet says he self produced Shadows on St... more…