NiamhB’s twenty-two comments

  • Re: Advice concerning bagpipers

    No I'm not bothered about him and her but what he does do that bothers me is put pictures of himself up on Facebook playing Indian percussion instruments, he's serious about introducing them to ITM and Scots music... more…

  • Advice concerning bagpipers

    A while back I was getting some unwanted attention from this lad who plays the bagpipes, I gave him the cold shoulder but now he's going out with of my best pals...! more…

  • Re: Learning fiddle and guitar tendonitis

    Also, though I don't play piano, I know that if you try and balance two tangerines on the backs of your hands whilst you're playing, it gets them into the right position, you'll learn where to place them and you won't get tendinitis. more…

  • Re: Learning fiddle and guitar tendonitis

    It's all to do with technique, that's all. You could be holding the instruments the wrong way, getting into awkward habits etc. It's definitely not how many instruments you play. I play guitar, whistle, fiddle and bodhran - so no worries there. I have lea... more…

  • Re: Best key for solo tin whistle?

    I quite like playing on an A whistle. It has such a gorgeous low sound yet not is too big for my little hands to be able to play. xxx more…

  • All-Ireland Fleadh

    Hi guys! more…

  • Re: Jig of Slurs

    Triplets can annoy me, but i generally use rolls and sometimes i tongue them. Just use whatever you feel comfortable with. I play whistle, so i understand, but if all else fails with the "traditional" way of playing the tune, go for the tongue solution! S... more…

  • CCE flute and whistle workshop

    This is one of a series of traditional irish music workshops put on by Preston CCE. This will be run by Bev Whelan and is aimed at imtermediate level players. Costs £5 (£3 concessions). more…

  • Re: Is the banjo a suitable traditional instrument?

    Hi. more…

  • Re: Reading the ABC

    The ABC music is just a list of notes without rhythm. I mean, an A on your intstrument would be a A on the ABC music. The letters just stand for the note names. However, the ABC music doesn't show the rhythm and doesn't tend to show high or low. Unless th... more…