Keith Dubinsky’s three hundred and nine comments

  • Re: Tenor banjo picking style?

    I assume you mean for jigs, slip jigs, and slides? I've seen both played well. I saw John Carty play once years ago, and at least then he played down-up-down, up-down-up. I play down-up-down, down-up-down. I think the latter sounds better...my down stroke... more…

  • Tree Gap

    Tim - thanks for sharing this tune at Lark; I've already taught it to a great SF fiddler, and I'm sure it will creep into the Plough sessions. more…

  • The Living Bridge

    The tune, composed by uilleann piper Antonia Wernig, is named for this very cool pedestrian bridge at the University of Limerick that crosses the Shannon River: more…

  • Re: Mandolins

    It all depends what you're looking for in terms of tone and, like others have said, neck and string configuration. I play vintage Gibson A's, and recently got to play a very nice Dudenbostel A style, and have been hankering for that bluegrass tone ever si... more…

  • Re: The internet as mediator in ITM: My thesis

    Lunny - I like what Rm. Ilig says above, about the periphery overwhelming the core. O'Shea touches on the effect of that dynamic in her book, but not specifically about the web. Might be an interesting thing to look at. more…

  • Re: The internet as mediator in ITM: My thesis

    Lunney, more…

  • Re: Ennis Trad Fest

    A friend posted (on facebook) an announcement from Siobhan Peoples to the effect that the festival is on, November 5-9. more…

  • Re: Sample the latest Journal of Music

    I love this journal - it's the only magazine I buy a subscription to. I'd get it for Cairan Carson's column alone, but there's lots more. I also like seeing Irish traditional music as a part of contemporary Irish culture, rather than in a purely nostalgic... more…

  • Re: Good Jigs!!

    This is a favorite of mine, that I love to play, but few others seem to: more…

  • Re: new bow!

    http://www.beatley.ie/ more…