Heydiddle’s fifty-five comments

  • Accompanying waltz tunes on piano

    I need to record a piano backing for the waltz tune If Ever You Were Mine, but I'm a classical pianist not trained in piano vamping, and I'm wondering where I might get ideas for playing it in an appropriate style please? Are there any good examples I can... more…

  • Re: Do you play a non-tunable low D?

    Oops I think I may have spoken too soon, yes the new whistle is behaving much better in a warm room!! Sorry Mr Hardy if you're reading this, I don't think we've got a dud after all... It surprised me how much better the old whistle coped in cool air when ... more…

  • Do you play a non-tunable low D?

    I got very lucky recently and bought my husband a set of 3 low whistles through Facebook for a great price. One was a plastic Fidgin Fain, one a Shearwater and the other an old handmade Chieftain. Hubby got very fond of the Chieftain one in particular. (T... more…

  • Humourous, happy, or romantic traditional songs

    I'll be playing some trad tunes at my sister's wedding this summer, and my other sister has offered to sing a song or two whenever I need to take a break/grab a bite. I've found a few that might suit, but would like to give her a good list to choose from.... more…

  • Re: Do tuning forks go out of tune?

    Piano tuners use them. more…

  • Re: Fiddle teachers UK?

    Thanks everyone, I've popped an email to Grace Kelly now. Hopefully if she can't take me, she might know someone who can! more…

  • Fiddle teachers UK?

    I'm looking for an advanced fiddle teacher somewhere in the North of England, or possibly North Wales, or failing that someone who can teach over Skype. I'm looking to learn more of the stylish elements of the music, especially looking to improve on my or... more…

  • Re: Things to consider for a session?

    I find it so strange, I mean some of these folks were in contact with me through the whole process of setting it up, egging me on and all, and as soon as it was set up they were suddenly busy. I get only being able to come sometime, but I mean, with 15+ p... more…

  • Re: Things to consider for a session?

    Well, I gave it a shot for 3 months, unfortunately the majority of the people who told me they were interested did not show up in that entire time. So I've cancelled the whole thing. more…

  • Re: The Crown

    Session cancelled, numbers too low to keep it going ☹️ more…