joe fidkid’s two thousand, seven hundred and seventy-nine comments

  • Re: Tech help needed for music notation in Word

    In case you ever want to snap an image that's not in a .pdf (say, a .jpg or .png), on a Mac you can use command+shift+4 and then drag to create a window frame around anything open on your desktop. more…

  • Re: Trad?

    I don’t really subscribe to the “traditions must evolve or die” belief. Traditions are far more vulnerable to forces like cultural imperialism. The whole idea of each season demanding something new lest people lose interest feels like a mechanism of... more…

  • Re: RIP Tommy Peoples

    It's hard to express how much Tommy Peoples' playing has thrilled me, inspired me, awed me. Sincere condolences to his family and all who knew him. more…

  • Re: Update on my Ireland Trip

    Sounds like you're having a great experience, BB. more…

  • Jig De Girafe

    This lovely tune was composed by Ryan Molloy, and added here with his kind permission. I heard it on Fergal Scahill’s recording “Wayfaring”. I think it could easily be mistaken for a Paddy Fahey composition (except for the title!). Many thanks to Fe... more…

  • Re: Dublin Ohio Irish Fest Sessions?

    But hey if they call it on account of rain, we'll have a session at my house. I live about a 20-minute walk away. more…

  • Re: Dublin Ohio Irish Fest Sessions?

    Hard to say how the weather will be, plantgnome. It's changing all the time. Right now the forecast is some rain Friday and a sunnier Saturday. Earlier today it was forecast to be a sunny Friday and a rainy Saturday. Good time to stay under the tents, lis... more…

  • Re: Extra 8th?

    Gromit is spot on! At least the part of listening to a good player. It’s a nice solid little tune but it’s got some interesting wrinkles that keep it from being too simple, at least for me. more…

  • Re: Extra 8th?

    Yes, you could absolutely drop out the A, it's not essential to the tune but might help create a smoother transition from one section to the next. Try it with and without. more…

  • Re: Extra 8th?

    Looks like that’s just an anacrusis, a lead-in note. It’s understood that you would borrow time value from the D3 at the end of the previous section, so the last measure of the A part into the first measure of the B part would be played | FDD D2 A |] ... more…