#’s twenty-five comments

  • 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…

  • Can anyone tell me a maker of odd shaped fiddles

    I'm looking to get an odd shaped fiddle in the near future as one of my friends has asked me to do an experiment to see if the shape of fiddles affects the sound and if so how. He will provide me with £2000 to spend. more…

  • Re: Does anyone know any fast easy reel sets?

    Would it work if I made it so that it went: Salamanca/McMahon's/the Silver Spear/Maid behind The bar? more…