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

  • Re: Is this maintaining tradition or musical elitism?

    O’Neill’s is truly the bible of Irish music—everyone is more or less familiar with it but nobody really follows it. more…

  • Re: Irish Bouzouki resources

    A great way to get off to a good start is with some lessons. I recommend setting up a Zoom lesson with Mick Broderick, a top notch musician and all around class act. I had the opportunity to take lessons from Mick for several months and it vastly improved... more…

  • Re: EasyABC on macOS Catalina or Big Sur

    This year just keeps getting better. Thanks folks, that worked! I was worried that since I'm mostly on a company-issued laptop and don't have admin privileges, I might be out of luck. But this is fantastic! Frédéric Aupépin, thank you! more…

  • Re: EasyABC on macOS Catalina or Big Sur

    Hmm, I can't open it because my OS can't identify the developer. more…

  • Re: Confusing

    I had the opportunity to play a $500 carbon fiber fiddle that actually sounded pretty nice. It wasn't trying to look like wood, though, so you couldn't call it "fake wood". At an angle you could see it had the diamond braiding pattern of a carbon fiber bo... more…

  • Re: Confusing

    It's reassuring that the number one feature of the MV200 is that it "uses authentic wood". Just kidding. That statement is alarming. Steer clear. more…

  • Re: A look back at 2020 on thesession.org

    Cheers Jeremy. This site is a fantastic resource. Thank you for all that you do to maintain and improve it. more…

  • Re: Looking for W.A. Petersen info

    I bought my Level-2 octave mandolin from Bill about eight years ago at the Dublin Irish Festival in Ohio. There is a slight, almost unnoticeable blemish on the side that he pointed out to me, and he knocked money off the asking price. The instrument is a ... more…

  • Re: Sessions will not survive Covid - but not for the reason you may think

    Haha! A funny hypothesis, Titch! It will be interesting when we all get a chance to meet again in person. Probably some unexpected adjustments will need to be made, like, not playing along with tunes one doesn't know -- which is a bad habit I've picked up... more…

  • Re: Updated ABCTuneSearch.com (finally!)

    That’s fantastic news Pete. Many thanks for that—your search engine is a great tool and I’ve used it to find names of tunes that were running through my mind, or whole tunes from fragments. Poor ole Flash, though. Sorry to see it go. more…