Jon Heslop’s fourteen comments

  • Re: Jackie Daly and Matt Cranitch at Sidmouth Folk Festival

    I was blown away by their performance at the concert where they were the support act to Doari Farrel (no I can't spell his name properly) and their Sliabh Luachra workshop was a joy to attend. It seemed to pass too quickly for me. more…

  • Re: The Jolly Brewer

    Visited on Nov 10th, cracking session, lovely people, great music and to put the icing on the cake, met Jeremy as well. Who could want a better evening out? more…

  • Re: Creeping elitification

    Nico, I did not condemn musicians who studied at university; only the results of that study. And yes I will be publishing it eventually as part of a much larger reflection on over 55 years in folk music, sometimes serious sometimes not.Unfortunately. more…

  • Re: Creeping elitification

    If I may be allowed to quote from my forthcoming book ("Is That So?" Memories, Music & Meanderings). more…

  • Re: My personal manifesto: it’s not how many, and it’s not how fast.

    I think the one of the points the OP is making is Quality over Quantity which I have come to learn is the important bit. more…

  • Re: What is the best tenor banjo

    And not one banjo joke! - yet more…

  • Re: Is this maintaining tradition or musical elitism?

    The general consensus is that the statement in the OP's post re O'Neill's is a load of ..........! to which I heartily agree. more…

  • Re: Eccentricity

    Many years ago I was at a small folk festival. It was after closing time after a rather good session and a few friends and myself were on the campsite indulging in the sort of silliness that one does at that time of night when a modicum of drink has been ... more…

  • Irish Pipes Not Irish? So What?

    Rather than tag on to the end of another discussion (Difference between conical/straight bore chanters) which appears to be wandering away from the OP's question, I thought I would open another can of worms instead. more…

  • Re: Seamus Ennis’ storytelling

    Jaypix, I don't know of a recording of it but the story does appear in Ciaran Carson's wonderful book, "Last Night's Fun". It's too long to reproduce here but I reckon it'd the same story as told by Seamus Ennis. more…