Joe CSS’s one thousand and forty-five comments

  • Ettrick

    This is off Kathryn Tickell's and Peter Tickell's album "What We Do", after Tiger's First Bird: https://thesession.org/tunes/10544 more…

  • Re: The Old Lancashire Hornpipe

    Update on this: at Whitby Folk Week 2019 (which was in fact the last festival I went to! :'( despite it now being halfway through 2021), I was at a Northumbrian tunes session, led by Alistair Anderson, one of the foremost experts on Northumbrian music. He... more…

  • Re: A Special Day

    The composer is Sam Pirt, the accordionist in 422. I don't know the story of the special day that inspired the name, but here's an old video of him teaching it at a summerschool in 2005: more…

  • Re: Thumb position on right hand - fiddle

    @Jim Dorans – it's not "another of those myths". I resisted changing my bowhold for many years, out of, I suppose, a kind of loyalty to my teacher who taught me the standard grip when I was a kid. But when I did finally try it, my god, the change was im... more…

  • Re: Thumb position on right hand - fiddle

    I find (and I know I'm not alone in this) that the bow hold you're generally taught as THE Violin Bow Hold is actually not great for Irish fiddle, or many other fiddle styles beside. The "standard" bow hold, with the thumb at the frog, bent, the first thr... more…

  • Re: The Star

    No Friday sessions anymore? No weekly sessions? Just went in there, and they said next Tuesday was the next one. more…

  • Re: Waxy O’Connor’s

    Update: it's now explicitly a gig, which visitors are not allowed to join. Not a session, despite what ot says on the website. more…

  • Re: The Jolly Angler

    Is this session still happening? I went there this past Saturday night and the pub seemed closed, nothing at all happening there... more…

  • Re: Irish music in Israel

    I just moved to Israel, so I thought I'd raise this thread from the grave. more…

  • Re: Molly Bloom’s Traditional Irish Pub

    Is this session still active? more…