fhidileoir’s sixteen comments

  • I can’t stay still listening to it!

    Caution: This album may cause you to drive erratically due to extreme grooviness. I'm an admittedly biased Liz fan who has, surprisingly, had to let some tracks of previous albums grow on me. This is the first one since Lost in the Loop where I was immedi... more…

  • I know of one story…

    It involves a very bad night for Phil's brother Johnny after he'd had food poisoning. In the morning, finally appearing from the bathroom, Johnny announces, "I feel like I've just released a soft horse." more…

  • The Initiation (2007)

    This was my first real solo album and I hope you give it a listen and enjoy. It was produced by Mike Dugger, formerly of Scartaglen and now of Kelly and Glen Road, and engineered by Craig Markley (www.loneraven.com). more…

  • The Brocca Reel

    I believe this is the 2nd tune off the 1st track of "A Friend Indeed," named the Brocca Reel after her father's home in Ireland. A great set, indeed 🙂 more…

  • Re: Fiddle shoulder rests

    For those of you who *do* use a shoulder rest.... more…

  • Re: Technical fiddle string question

    Actually, Helicores have a stranded steel core, making them more supple than your standard solid steel core strings like Jargar or Prim. Analogues to Helicore are Spirocore and Superflexible (also called Ropecore), which are both from Thomastik. more…

  • Have a listen—I need some reviews!

    Hey y'all, this is Charlene from the band Oisre and if anyone gets around to reading this, you should check out our websites and listen to our music: more…

  • Re: feis tunes

    Hi Rob! more…

  • Re: Re: Fiddle strings

    I work at a violin shop with another fiddler (I do Irish, she does Scottish) and we both love the Kaplan Solutions E made by D'Addario. It's wrapped so it's a little thicker if you're used to the thin steel wire of 90% of all E strings. But it was formu... more…

  • Young and inventive Irish-style guitarist wanted

    Young, rising traditional Irish band looking for guitarist. more…