DrSilverSpear’s six thousand, seven hundred and four comments

  • Re: Sessions in Boston, Lincs

    "Regarding Boston, Lincs. over 75% voted for Brexit, and there have been a number of hate crimes there. Prehaps that’s why Emily is wary of the place?" more…

  • Re: Shipping an African Blackwood Whistle from Ireland to USA. Customs, CITES?

    I also chose to live here, but not Scottish. I can see Drumchapel from my house. more…

  • Re: Sessions in Boston, Lincs

    No sessions in Boston, Lincs, to my knowledge, and I think I would be nervous going to a pub there. It's an interesting town. more…

  • Re: Hilarious description of a Scottish ceilidh dance

    This guy has obviously been subjected to a Glasgow University Mountaineering Club danger ceilidh (and you didn't think the Gay Gordons was a contact sport). more…

  • Re: Recommended uilleann pipe tunes

    All of them? If you can play it on the pipes, you can play it on the fiddle. Fiddle has way more notes than pipes. more…

  • Re: Uilleann Pipe Recommendations

    Aye, as I'm sadly not in Colorado. : ( more…

  • Re: Uilleann Pipe Recommendations

    Not all have mega wait lists but you most certainly want to find out who does. That said, even if your pipes are made by someone with a short (or no) wait list, it can easily take a year, maybe two, to get a 3/4 or full set. If you want pipes sooner tha... more…

  • Re: Uilleann Pipe Recommendations

    (1) There isn't anything out there directly comparing the relative merits of one maker to the next. All the ones mentioned in this thread make quality instruments. If you are choosing one, it comes down to a combination of personal preference and hassle... more…

  • Re: WTF

    That's true, David, but from the OP's side of the story anyway, it sounds like him and his friends are the session regulars, and the 'well known player' and pals show up occasionally. Now, if OP were to rock up to Mr. Well Known's session and didn't get ... more…

  • Re: WTF

    A session having ridiculous politics? Well, I never..... more…