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

  • Re: What’s this tune called ?

    I think it was Wyatt Earp who said, "Fast is fine. Accurate is final." more…

  • Re: Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas to you as well, Andrew! more…

  • Re: RIP Vincent Campbell

    My sincere condolences to his family and friends on their loss. Here’s a short playlist of Vincent Campbell's wonderful playing on the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA): more…

  • Re: Tune types that deviate from standard 8-measure structures

    Niles, this reminds me of set dances like The Funny Tailor ( https://thesession.org/tunes/4709 ) that are in units of 5-bar parts. So your approach is unusual but not wholly unprecedented. more…

  • Re: Tunes that came from the fairies

    Michael Fortune is doing a heroic job of documenting surviving folklore in Ireland. Here’s a link to one of his videos in which two men discuss the quare, uncanny happenings around Ballyscough Bridge which borders the villages of Oulart and Kilmuckridge... more…

  • Re: When is a Bflat not a B flat?

    If you were playing a G dorian tune on fiddle, the Bb note could be a little different than an A# note that you would play if you were playing a tune in C#. Depending on your sense of temperament. more…

  • Re: Tunes that came from the fairies

    The Haunted House, perhaps. Could have been ghosts, but sounds like it could have been fairies too. more…

  • Re: Atholl Highlanders?

    It's played regularly at sessions around here. There’s a good version on the 1992 album “Fiddle Sticks: Irish Traditional Music from Donegal” track 18 with Jig of Slurs; feel free to ignore the middle tune though. more…

  • Re: WTF

    In online gaming, complainers will often get the response “GiT GuD” (“get good”) i.e. quit playing the incompetent victim; practice makes perfect. more…

  • Re: WTF

    This is an odd thing to throw out to an internet discussion forum. Without being there it’s hard to to interpret the social dynamics. Heck, YOU’re there and aren’t sure what’s going on. more…