heth’s forty-four comments

  • is this session still happening? i'm going to be in london next sunday more…

  • Re: Not the happiest of souls!

    i grew up being "strongly encouraged" in classical music, and i was very serious about it, but i also grew up doing contra dancing and listening to new england fiddle. when i found irish music, it just clicked, and now i play as much as i can all the tim... more…

  • Re: Strange Requests

    oh and my friend got a request for mozart on the box once followed by a 20 bill on the table when he started to play the first few bars and an angry punter when he stopped more…

  • Re: Strange Requests

    don't forget the whiskey in the jar requests. more…

  • Re: Minors in pubs

    i don't think you should worry about it, especially if you can play, and especially if you'll be around places during festivals. they don't card religiously like the states do anyway, and unless you're going to be causing a problem for the pub [drinking t... more…

  • Re: Wma’s - Mp3’s

    JHYMN. more…

  • Re: Death of a plectrum

    never fear.. i would wager my fiddle it will still be there next summer 🙂 more…

  • Re: “Sean Nos” ~ to be or not to be ~ denotation vs. connotation?

    AlBrown, I think the connotations are actually essentially the same thing. Part of the idea with sean-nos singing is that the singer has the freedom of rhythm, ornamentation, and variation to sing the song in whatever way they feel expresses the meaning b... more…

  • Re: “Sean Nos” ~ to be or not to be ~ denotation vs. connotation?

    I agree with your point. However, there's a reason that sean-nos singing is underappreciated and "incorrectly" spoken about, judged, or sung, and that's simply that it's not particularly popular which tends to mean people don't bother finding much out abo... more…

  • Re: Favorite recordings of box / fiddle?

    I'm assuming you're not counting the presence of backers as "other instruments." Here are a couple nice recordings aside from those mentioned already. more…