ArtBlakeney’s one thousand, seven hundred and twenty-four comments

  • Re: White Swan Cambridge

    Not enough regular players can make it on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May 2019 so session is not happening. Back the following Monday. more…

  • Re: White Swan Cambridge

    Please note I've just heard that the pub is closed this evening (25 Feb 2019). Don't know why but hopefully back to normal next week more…

  • Re: Rathmore Club

    This isn't defunct, but is mostly for people involved in the Comhaltas lessons on Wednesday evenings during school terms. The lessons end around 9pm and a few players stay on and have a small session in the bar, but it's unpredictable how many might be t... more…

  • Re: Looking for suggestions for a tune to be incorporated into an Irish poetry night

    Ed Reavy introduced poetic references into his tune titles. I'll copy in some notes from the ABC compilation file - these two tunes might therefore be of interest, with the accompanying words: more…

  • Re: Panton Arms

    Panton Arms, Cambridge: please note no session on Thursday 20th December 2018 as the whole pub has been booked out for a Christmas party. more…

  • Re: Fiddle woes

    I think beginners just turn the pegs and expect them to hold, but they won't. You have to apply some pressure as you turn, so prop the fiddle upright on your lap and carefully push in the peg as you turn it while counter-balancing it by pressing the palm ... more…

  • Panton Arms Cambridge

    Session not happening on 13th Sept 2018 as the new landlord is having work done, but he is keen that the session should continue. more…

  • Re: Hateful high b on banjo. An extra string instead?

    Stretch your hand so that thumb and tip of little finger are as far apart as possible, then put your little finger on the B, then check where your thumb would need to be under the neck. Try edging your thumb to that point when you know a high B is coming,... more…

  • Re: White Swan

    White Swan, Cambridge UK. Session is still every week, Monday evenings from a little before 9. The regular players are amiable and will welcome you if you have a few tunes to offer. Mostly Irish music, some Scottish, not averse to other things occasiona... more…

  • Re: Panton Arms

    Panton Arms sesh not happening Thursday 21 June and Thursday 28th June 2018 because it will be too packed out with people watching the football more…