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

  • Re: Are there any Web sites from which you can order older trad vinyl?

    I second things like discogs, reverb, and eBay. However I will say, since you're bio says you are in the area, if you are up for a trip to central LA I've found lots of good old trad LPs at Amoeba in Hollywood (like the first Bothy Band for $1.99!!!) and ... more…

  • Re: “Bring your own booze” or not drink at all?

    Some people want to make an effort to support the venues hosting music, some people don't care about anything but themselves, and some people just can't, or choose not to, spend cash on frivolous things like booze and soda but want to be a part of a *publ... more…

  • Re: BMI harassment of session venue

    Actually the way the copyright laws work here in the USA any public establishment needs to buy licenses from PROs (BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, etc.) if any music which they represent the rights to is being publicly performed. Here is the kicker on that end; playin... more…

  • 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…