nemethmik’s ninety-three comments

  • Re: New Button Accordion?

    irishdancer, you are right: dg is much simpler and much more intuitive to start/play than bc. more…

  • Re: C/D basses

    I've recently bought a set of Hohner C#/D reedblocks and there G/G is the inner-bottom bass. more…

  • Re: Drone/Regulator use

    Most pub sessions are a musical/sound chaos and there you can/should use your drones and regs to increase craic(=noise). more…

  • Re: Beautiful East Clare style of playing….

    Music played (too) fast is what is boring. To enjoy and comprehend the melody of a beautiful tune, it should not be fast. Have you noticed most of the reels have haunting melody when played slowly? more…

  • Irish Music Session in Kelta Pub in Budapest on 23 November, 2010

    This is new venue for the forthcoming session. Richard Patkos (uilleann piper) and his band are going to be the host musicians. The session starts at 8PM but many of us are coming around 6PM to have a kind of "slow session". more…

  • Re: unusual box

    Hohner Liliputs were made before WWII (in 1930's). I have three of them bought off ebay Germany. The half row can be retuned to a miniature B/C/C# system or to a C#/D system with reversals in the half row to make smoother bellows work. Mike Rowbotham is a... more…

  • Re: Uilleann pipe information wanted!

    The unfortunate phenomenon in Irish piping is that you cannot learn piping on an inferior instrument. You can learn Irish piping only when you have the best (expensive) chanter and (near) perfect reed. more…

  • Re: Uilleann pipe information wanted!

    Forget about buying anything inexpensive that is "uilleann". more…

  • Re: Accordion method

    The above recommendation is applicable only, if you really insist on learning Irish music on a C/F. I'd recommend to change to B/C, C#D or at least D/G. For these systems there are plenty of tutor videos and books. more…

  • Re: Accordion method

    > I already have John Williams' DVD and nothing is said more…