cabers’s eighty-six comments

  • Re: Trip to Ireland, wow things have changed! Suggestions?

    Car hire is out of the question but there are still some nice hostels for around 30 € in Galway and elsewhere. And given the cold bleak weather outlook for next week, I think I'll take a bus or train and stay mostly around Galway and radiate out from t... more…

  • Re: Trip to Ireland, wow things have changed! Suggestions?

    Thanks for the suggestions everyone. Yes I think the best idea is bus to a major town, take the cheapest airbnb I can find or a hostel. Then either hire a bike or take a bus to some of the other little places. Bigscotia, that's the type of info I was afte... more…

  • Trip to Ireland, wow things have changed! Suggestions?

    I didn't do my homework and naively thought I'd hire a little car on the spot and pootle around the countryside in the day and stay in cheap hostel dorms. Try to get an itinerary to catch a friendly session most evenings. Well, cars for next week start a... more…

  • Re: Cleere’s Bar And Theatre

    Hi All, is the Wednesday tune session still happening? Starting time? Mark more…

  • Ireland

    Hoping to join as many sessions as I can in the last week and a bit of May. If there happened to be a fleadh somewhere or any other gathering that would be great. I've never lived anywhere that has a regular session so I always look forward to playing wit... more…

  • Re: Trouble with Seery?

    This thread has been dormant for 10 years but I had the same trouble as Louise with a Seery. After breaking my wooden flute (never put a flute on a chair especially at night when camping... Dumb I know), I bought a 2nd hand delrin Seery online to keep pl... more…

  • Fix

    This is a great, easy-to-learn tune that I've never heard anyone else apart from Alex play. It's only taken 11 years for me to fix the one of the few tunes I've ever posted. more…

  • Re: Dadgad accompanying (only): who do you listen to?

    One of the very best I've heard is Philip Masure from the band Comas. You can clearly hear his intricate work on this clip. more…

  • Thanks Noel

    I heard Scots piper playing this a couple of years ago and he was rippin' it so I requested it on here and forgot about it. Your setting has some good variations. I'll give it a crack! more…

  • Re: Mandolin, Mandola, Octave Mandolin sound comparisons

    I have a lovely Davy Stuart cittern, 21" scale tuned GDADA which is great for tunes and punches through a small to medium sized session without a problem. The sound is rich and loud but I don't have a clip yet. Davy Stuart Really first class instrument a... more…