Saiget’s seven comments

  • I’ve been told that Tommy Peoples did not actually compose this tune, even though it’s named for him. more…

  • “Getting There”

    A tidbit on the tune “Getting There” - Liz Carroll taught it at a workshop at Wesleyan two years ago, and at that time she called it “The Old Course,” after a golf course she was fond of. more…

  • Re: Bow Hold Question

    If you have a good bow hold then your thumb shouldn’t make contact with the hair at all, although occasionally the back of the knuckle will bump into it. Try to NEVER touch the bow hair otherwise, particularly the rosined side, as finger oil is bad for th… more…

  • Wednesday nights at around 7:30, led by Donegal fiddler P.V. O’Donnell. Excellent food and atmosphere, and the players are very friendly as well. more…

  • I went there a few weeks ago and found it completely smoke-free in the session area, as well as friendly. There was a whole group of beginners there, and the experienced players didn’t seem to mind us picking up the odd tune and turning on our tape record… more…

  • Scoiltrad?

    I’ve seen quite a few references to Scoiltrad around the web and on this website, and it looks extremely interesting, but the www.scoiltrad.com link isn’t working. Does anyone know if they changed their address or shut down or something? more…

  • Re: who is your favourite Irish trad band present and past & why?

    Altan is an old favorite of mine; Lunasa has more talent at arrangements and compositions, though. I know Liz Carroll isn’t always a trad player, but her technique is mind-blowing and she writes excellent tunes. more…