Joe CSS’s one thousand and forty-three comments

  • 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…

  • Re: Tunes with profane names

    I like the idea of profanely-titled tunes having alternative, toned-down names, like the example above. You know, for the ladies and such. So John Spiers' tune could be "Those Darned Conservatives", and Ross Ainslie's perhaps "You Really Might Want To Con... more…

  • Re: No. 14 Bacon St

    Is this session still going? Is it an open session? This is one of the few in London I'd actually be able to go to... more…