whistlemanhimself’s sixty-four comments

  • Re: The ultimate case sticker (and seisiún vs session)

    How about "If you do diddly, you'll never be idle." more…

  • The Fairhaired Boy more…

  • I got this one from the Cathal McConnell whistle course. It lends itself well to that rocking "concertina style" of playing that Micho Russell was so well-known for. The B part is exactly the same as the A part of The Boy in the Gap only in G instead of... more…

  • Re: Riverdance Tunes

    I think Riverdance is a terrific show. I was also my "intro" to Irish music. It piqued my curiosity and it didn't take long for me to discover Planxty and The Chieftains, then Cathal McConnell, Mary Bergin, Patrick Street, Danu, etc. If it wasn't for R... more…

  • Re: Pact with the Devil

    The devil loves the spoons. There's this guy I knew in Phoenix named Kevin King, and he went toe to cloven-hoof with Mr. Beelzebub himself in a spoons contest. When all the smoke had cleared, Kevin was the last man standing, and old Mr. Devil had to giv... more…

  • Re: Would someone please come over and play today?

    I'm hopping into my time machine right now, so you can expect me at about 6 pm last Saturday. more…

  • Re: Death Bed Tunes

    When I saw the title of this discussion thread, I thought it was about tunes you would like them to play while you're on your deathbed. If I had only three minutes left to live it would have to be something like Kesh Jig/Rakes of Mallow/Rattlin' Bog. It ... more…

  • Re: Flute and trumpet?

    Excellent stuff, guys. Thanks for the input! I still haven't made a decision yet, but at least I know it's possible! more…

  • Flute and trumpet?

    Hello, all. I know this is a weird kind of post, but I'm hoping someone can help me. You see, many moons ago, I used to play the trumpet and was quite good at it. For reasons too complicated to go into, I had to quit and was without music up until 3 ye... more…

  • Re: Catchin’ up with some sessiun "lingo"

    A violist's fingers are like lightning--they never strike the same place twice. more…