suzy’s twenty-three comments

  • Re: Hornpipes with more than 2 parts

    Thanks everyone! more…

  • Hornpipes with more than 2 parts

    I was having a discussion with a friend about Fisher's Hornpipe. The old-time community plays a third part. It made me think. I've never played a hornpipe with more than 2 parts. Does anyone know of any in the Irish tradition? more…

  • Magoo’s Pub & Eatery

    First, third and fifth Thursdays, 8-10 PM. Mostly intermediate to advanced. Contact Susan Withers swithers@usa.com more…

  • Re: Dusty Windowsills

    Jessica Harling, which of the settings is the closest to the way your dad wrote it? more…

  • Re: Once and for all - how to learn Irish fiddle?

    I agree that OAIM is a great tool, especially if you can't find or afford a teacher. I also recommend going to beginner friendly sessions, if you can find them. Learn the social etiquette, which can vary from session to session, before jumping in. Listen... more…

  • Re: Twirl

    Nice job Gary, and of course Gina! more…

  • Re: Asking someone to leave..How?

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. I have gently spoken to the person in private. more…

  • Re: Asking someone to leave..How?

    There is a certain banjo player who has become a regular at our session. He's a nice guy, but his playing is causing me to not enjoy my own session. He plays so loud that it is hard to hear anyone else. He also plays too fast, speeds up and has erratic rh... more…

  • Re: Changing Attitudes To Irish Traditional Music

    At our session, tunes are called in the round robin approach. This way every player get a chance to call a tune or set and we all play it at the speed of that person. Songs are welcome. Dance if you like. We have even had a few people do some half sets. W... more…

  • Re: Sessions in the US vs in Ireland

    Last time I was in Dingle and Doolin, I noticed two differences from the ones I attend in the MD/VA/DC area. #1 Sessions were amplified. #2 Sessions were not open, for the most part. more…