Milo Lear’s six comments

  • Re: Why Irish Music?

    I'm only in it for the money more…

  • Re: Strathspeys?

    Re: Dr. Lamb's video, I think I agree with Calum. I lost patience with the video at about 2:42, after he contrasted the two sections and said they were the same because they both had "pointed" rather than "round" rhythms. Maybe the video gets better aft... more…

  • Re: I have always wanted to know…

    @CreadurMawn: is it really true that there is nothing in the "English traditional repertoire" older than 1600? What about "Sumer is Icumen In" (mid-1200s)? "Boar's Head Carol" (1400s?) more…

  • Re: How happy are you with your own playing?

    Happy yes, satisfied no. more…

  • Re: Dancing and playing simultaneously

    Here's a very short video of Natalie McMaster fiddling and dancing, with Thomas Dolby for an accompanist. If you want to skip straight to the fiddling, it starts at 4:00. more…

  • Re: Recommendations for Irish fiddle music books

    If you don't mind another non-book-oriented suggestion... I really think the Amazing SlowDowner app is great, for students of any level. (It was recommended to me by a well-known fiddle player). It sort of combines the advantages of learning by ear with... more…