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  • Re: Looking for suggestions for tunes in 5/4

    lost in fishponds by the famous five is nice waltz that goes into 5/4 every 2 or 3 bars more…

  • Anyone want to name some tunes?

    Ive recently written a couple of new tunes, and am struggling for names, so I was wondering if anyone would like to name any of them. Any obscure/funny names are appreciated, but also any with a sweet story. Remember to share the story with us, and if wan... more…

  • Re: "That’s a nice shiny case you have there……"

    Ive never had an issue with stickers not sticking to my fabric coated fiddle case. It is a hard case though, so i wonder if the lack of bending and flexing helps keep the stickers on more…

  • Re: The Sea Monster

    It would Need to be shifted up to D (or Eb if you're going to be pernickety), but even then it wouldn't quite be in a bagpipes range more…

  • Coloraine

    An interesting Irish Jig, actually in A Harmonic minor, with most of the G's being sharp more…

  • Re: What strings do you use on your fiddle

    I like to use a Pirastro Passion solo on my A and E string, and Eudoxa stiff as my G and D. Although they are pricey, they tend to last 6 to 8 months fairly easily, where as most only last 3 or 4 for me. I like the eudoxa's because they are very powerful,... more…

  • Re: Thane’s

    Ah, yeah, that's sounds better. Thank you DonaldK for correcting all my mistakes more…

  • Thane’s

    A great tune I heard on Troy Macgillivray's Album "Eleven". I'm not 100% sure that it is a polka, so if anyone wants to correct me go ahead. I'm also not convinced that I have the last 3 bars of the third line correct, so again, if someone wants to correc... more…

  • Re: Playing Chords on fiddle at sessions

    I too would usually bow chords instead of strumming, but I thought that seen as there was only 1 person playing chords (a mandolin player) and 10 or 11 of us playing the melody, that he could do with some assistance, and I thought that while I don't know ... more…

  • Playing Chords on fiddle at sessions

    So, a few days ago I was at session with my fiddle, playing the tunes I knew, and sitting out the ones that I didn't, and then a tune got played, that I didn't know and it was in D major. Having tried mandolin for a few weeks, I knew a little bit about ch... more…