chicagofiddlerโ€™s one hundred and fifty-six comments

  • Re: How many tunes do you know? How often do you learn tunes? Ear or Notes?

    vboyd, I'm not quite certain what you are saying about Brendan but I do have a few comments to make on the subject of Brendan and Cheif's. more…

  • Paddy fahy’s jig on paddy in the smoke

    I love Martin Byrnes' setting for this on Paddy in the Smoke - definitely a different feel than Hayes'. Don't know about Kevin's since I don't have his 'cap fits' album yet (working on it). I might try to provide abcs for Byrnes' later if I can figure t... more…

  • Re: Favourite pipers

    Paddy Keenan, of course, but there was this young guy (I think it was John O'Brien) who played at the Celtic Fest in Chicago who was amazing, really incredible. Definitely got into the zone, and pulled in the audience as well. He packed the tent and got... more…

  • Re: What’s your drink?

    For myself, the preferred drinking pattern is a couple of Guiness followed by a good single malt (Lagavulin, Springbank, etc.) or a Jameson gold to sip the remainder of the evening. The Guiness on tap in Santa Fe (yes, you can actually get it here) has be... more…

  • Re: What are your most hated tunes?

    Compromise is an integral part of being a member of a community. It is necessary for a large group of disparte people, people with different histories, memories and experiences, to be able to live together in relative peace. One of the many compromises ... more…

  • Re: A tune for a beginner.

    Hmm, blackmail, you don't say? Now there's an option I hadn't thought of for making up the difference in pay between the old job and new. I *was* thinking that I'd start playing downtown and then get people to pay me to stop ๐Ÿ™‚ But, blackmail would be ... more…

  • Re: A tune for a beginner.

    Yes, not that you can tell from my posts or anything ๐Ÿ™‚, but I'm feeling very excited about moving to Chicago with all that lovely, lovely music! And hey, I'm looking forward to collecting some session-from-hell stories as well - don't want to miss *an... more…

  • Re: A tune for a beginner.

    Well, Zina, don't forget that I'll be coming through your area and getting the real scoop on *you* first! And yes, the extra bedroom will have a bed (that is the plan anyway). Chicago seems to be a popular town so I have hopes that the extra bedroom wil... more…

  • Re: Play-along CD Suggestions?

    The Portland CD has a small subset of the tunes in the book. They are played in sets and each tune is played multiple times. It is really just a typically trad music cd. The tunes are not played slowly or anything, they are played pretty much at normal ... more…

  • now I feel like an idiot, the cd I got is a really old one - 1995, more…