late in the evening’s one hundred and twenty-eight comments

  • Re: Salty Dog session in Melbourne / Ballarat sessions

    Salty dog is no longer running unfortunately. Wednesday I'm pretty sure is the only night there isn't a session in Melbourne although I am relatively new to town so I might have that wrong. more…

  • Re: Inaugural Maleny Celtic Winter School

    I'd like to add my congratulations to everyone involved. A great event all round! Looking forward to next year. more…

  • Re: Turning Wave 08 - some YouTubings…

    Thanks for posting those kooka!! Good thing you didn't tell beebs you were video taping the gigs though or the heart attack she thought she was having all week end might actually have eventuated!! more…

  • Re: The new age of the bodhran.

    I still think you guys are all confusing style with technique. I primarily play single ended but I have been told on numerous occaisions that I don't play single ended like a typical single ended player. It is still possible to adopt the rhythmic sensibil... more…

  • Re: The new age of the bodhran.

    I think that the issue here is one of taste and musical sensitivity as opposed to the validity of one particular style. If the bench mark of good bodhran playing is sensitive accompaniment to a melody, than that is something that can and should be achieve... more…

  • Re: bodhran mic?

    Oh trust me. I'm sure you annoy more than enough people on the piano accordian :) more…

  • Re: bodhran mic?

    Oh the hillarity!! :P more…

  • Re: bodhran mic?

    John Joe's double mic'ing is more about frequency than stick sound vs tone. Basically he uses a bass drum mic and a mic that would be more suited to be used on a snare drum or toms. The idea being that you have one mic capturing the bass notes and another... more…

  • Re: ITM at Australia’s biggest folk festival, is it dead?

    Actually curvy fiddle I think pretty much every band you named would take exception to being labled trad. Maybe Wheeze and suck (tony is actually a good mate who I play with in Kate Delaney's band) but they're more at the morris end of things than anythin... more…

  • Re: ITM at Australia’s biggest folk festival, is it dead?

    Trouble in the kitchen are playing this year. Tulca Mor play reasonably frequently. My band mates from Evenish were doing the guinness bar last year too. I agree with you but personally i'd be more concerned about the trend away from trad we're starting ... more…