b.maloney’s one thousand, seven hundred and fifty-one comments

  • Re: Hup’ping

    You can always raise your foot & exchange glances. more…

  • Re: Flute care question

    Flute makers suggest almond oil, I knew someone who used bore oil - it works I guess, but it smells like kerosene. Almond oil works, is suggested and is odor free. more…

  • Re: ‘Shake’ ornament on uilleann pipes

    The only fluter that does them is Molloy and he plays too fast for me to pick it out. I'm just going to slow down Ennis' (That's a reeeeally nice recording/setting of 'The Bucks' btw...) more…

  • ‘Shake’ ornament on uilleann pipes

    I wanted to add this ornament to my flute playing, but I'm not sure if it would even work on flute. What's exactly involved with it? One piper tersely said, "It's just a trill with a higher note than the one above it" But that doesn't sound right when I t... more…

  • After forever I finally 'get' this tune... For years I heard one well-meaning, but not so talented player stumble through this monster week after week, sometimes more than once a night: not a good introduction. more…

  • Re: About those Keys

    I've found that, as a fiddler, I tend to like things played down a tone or so - not for sessions, but for my own personal fun. I like playing tunes that are normally in D or G down in C and F respectively. Sometimes I put things in really uncommon keys fo... more…

  • Re: Dadgad accompanying (only): who do you listen to?

    Dick Gaughan for songs and some tunes. more…

  • Re: Interested in learning Sean Nós dancing.

    What sean nos looks like to the wig and dress crowd more…

  • Re: Hand position on wooden flute

    Gam, I never said pipers-grip was wrong. more…

  • Re: Hand position on wooden flute

    Using the 'pipers-grip' works and I used it when I was first starting out too, but I was told early on by some big-name players that it has the following disadvantages. The first problem is it may bump into certain keys or make some touches awkward on som... more…