bothy1932’s eighteen comments

  • Finding a pub that will host a new session

    Any suggestions on finding a pub or approaching an owner about hosting a new session? We live in a medium sized city with a few sessions, but wondered if anyone has any experience in getting an owner to allow a new session more…

  • concertina teacher for Skype lessons

    Anyone know a concertina teacher who would be willing to teach by Skype? more…

  • Re: How Many People Here Own or Have Played a Killarney Whistle?

    These whistles are terrific! Reasonable in price and it arrived shortly after ordered. All registers sound great. more…

  • Re: Ringing Fingers?

    The ulnar nerve in the forearm can get squeezed and that leads to numbness also. There are exercises and stretching video's on You Tube to help with that problem. more…

  • Re: Foot Tapping

    I play with people who tap their feet to a rhythm that is not being played. more…

  • Mick Mulkerrin Steps for Sets

    Does anyone know if this video is still available anywhere? Several people recommended it to me at a sean nos weekend, but I can't seem to find it. more…

  • help with bouzouki bridge placement

    I have a Phil Crump B-3 and when changing the strings, I forgot that the bridge is moveable (too many years of playing guitar). Is there an accurate way to determine where the bridge should be placed? more…

  • D minor version of The Black Velvet Band

    A couple of years ago on Clare FM I caught a haunting version of The Black Velvet Band. Does anyone know it, or the singer that made the recording? Thanks. more…

  • Re: No sessions.

    I don't get sandwiches or anything . I do get a headache and often . Putting up with rude and vain players can rob the fun . By the way, where is this pub with the sandwiches ? more…

  • how to encourage musicians to play Irish music

    Our Irish music scene is dying out. The stalwarts are either dying or moved away. Those left are dominated by a poisonous player who is driving what musicians are left to stay away from participating much at all. I want to find new people to play and do ... more…