CarlMcA’s seven comments

  • Re: Guitar workshops in the UK & Ireland

    Thanks for all your suggestions ( apart from you Donough - who in their right mind's would consider going half way round the world for a guitar workshop....ahem!). more…

  • Guitar workshops in the UK & Ireland

    Can anyone recommend a good summer school guitar workshop in the UK or Ireland? There seem to be plenty options for melody instrument players but not so much for those of us interested in the art of accompaniment. more…

  • Re: Can I find Guitar Chords on this site?

    Check out Frank Kilkelly's "Accomapnying Irish Music on Guitar" instruction book and CD. It is by far the best I have come across. It covers a range of different tunings and gives some good advice re substitution and passing chords. more…

  • Re: Tenor Banjo Strings For Trad Irish Music

    Thanks to all of you for your advice. more…

  • Re: Tenor Banjo Strings For Trad Irish Music

    Thanks John. Its the two wound strings that are causing the problem. They are like elastic bands! Do you feel striongly enough to recommend a particular make of strings? Cheers. more…

  • Rose & Crown, St Michael’s Street, St Albans

    Usually a mixture of Irish, English and Scots tunes with the odd bit of bluegrass to keep you on your toes at this thursday night session. It takes place every Thursday from about 8pm onwards. more…

  • Tenor Banjo Strings For Trad Irish Music

    I have just bought myself a tenor banjo which sounded great when I tried it out in the shop but once I got it home I discovered that I needed to detune from C to G in order to play the Irish tunes I had learn on the mandolin. Anyone got any advice about s... more…