hoopoe’s fifty-eight comments

  • Session dead on Fridays?

    The last time I went to Hobans on a Friday everything was quiet - about 2 customers in the bar, so best to phone first I'd say. more…

  • Must visit again soon…

    I must try to get to you all again soon - it's a bit of a hike from Ballymote though.... more…

  • Re: The dark side of Arthur’s Day

    It starts off being a social occasion, and it's regarded as 'funny' when someone gets drunk. Eventually, as people age, the social aspect fades, and the drinker starts to confuse his 'pub friends' with his real friends. The drinker starts to seek out dark... more…

  • How to find it…

    Can be a little difficult to find - If you have a satnav, enter road number L1009. more…

  • Re: Why is the ability to read music frowned upon in ITM?

    Well the question I asked certainly prompted loads of comments! If you think of a classical orchestra, the players have sheet music, but it certainly wouldn't be acceptable for a virtuoso soloist to have a music stand in front of them. I have learnt loads... more…

  • Why is the ability to read music frowned upon in ITM?

    I've come across this prejudice time and time again. It's almost like the ability to read music is regarded as a deficiency - I know that in the past the music was passed on 'by ear', but can't understand why it's frowned upon so much, particularly by the... more…

  • Sunday night in Davey’s

    Session starts around 10pm. Joe Grady (fiddle, flute), Jim O'Donnell (fiddle), Phil Cunningham (keyboard, whistle, vocals, guitar, mobile phone), Michael Byrne (harmonica, vocals), Gemma Gannon (fiddle, whistle), Imelda Regan (flute), and other local musi... more…

  • Re: More like a show.

    Yes, I agree. It's not a session at all. Don't go there any more. Neither do many local trad. musicians I know. more…

  • Nice Session

    Whenever I go there, it's good - friendly. Don't get there too often, though, as it's miles away (from me). more…

  • Re: Musicians , dancers and singers wanted for tour

    It was all just naive, youthful delusions of grandeur...Interesting read though! more…