pizak’s sixty-seven comments

  • Portmagee, Ireland

    I'll be staying near Portmagee and if there any sessions in the area I'd love to know. more…

  • Re: Classical-style Irish Tune

    Maybe the issue is that Irish music isn't notated in the same way as classical music. Why don't you ask her to listen to some good Irish fiddle players like Martin Hayes, Liz Carroll or Kevin Burke. Ask her to notate the variations they play and maybe she... more…

  • Re: Recommended whistle excercises to do to try something totally different than the usual tune practicing rut?

    I've been attending online lessons with Conor Lamb that I found mentioned in another thread on here. I've found them really useful not just learning some new tunes but making me think more about variation. more…

  • Re: New site feature: Bookmark tune settings (and more!)

    This is fantastic. I was only just thinking this week how useful it would be to see which is the most popular setting of a tune and it looks like this might lead to that. more…

  • Re: Authored tunes

    As someone who has fallen foul of the edict (before I realised it was a rule), I can see both sides of this discussion. The fact is that it is good to have a place that captures tunes that are part of the (living) tradition and therefore are already playe... more…

  • Re: The Harp And The Shamrock

    Nice recording by Shannon and Matt Heaton at 22:20 on this recording: more…

  • Re: The Winds Through Cahersiveen

    I can't find this anywhere. Is it available online? more…

  • Re: Dorking, England

    I hear the Star is good, but I haven't been there. more…

  • Re: Slainte

    I went along to this session in September 2019. I haven't been since it changed location. There were some new faces and some I remembered. John was as welcoming as ever, as was everyone else. I was pretty jetlagged, but the tunes were flowing nicely. Ther... more…

  • Re: Low C whistles

    I only have an Alba, but I think it is a lovely instrument. The finger spacing is reasonable, and it has a lovely sound. more…