Nutty Nessie’s twenty-nine comments

  • Re: Uilleann pipe playng.

    I tried learning them a few years back. My only advice is that you avoid having anything to do with Stephan Hannigan (author of the low whistle tune book). more…

  • As a song

    I know this as a song - try listening to the version by the Doonan Family on the album Fenwick's Window. more…

  • Re: Buying a Mandoline

    If you're just looking for something inexpensive to try out The Music Room do a starter pack with mandolin and accessories (I think) for under £100. Check out their website. more…

  • Re: Music shops in Edinburgh

    There's a guitar shop on St. Mary's street - unlikely to much in the way of Banjos. There's another on a parallel road going down next to the big posh hotel (I don't know its name I'm a student there and there's no way we can afford it) - mainly pipes and... more…

  • Jewish Reels

    The Jewish Reels are on of the best track on any album ever! I know that's quite a statement but you've got to listen to them! If anyone has a copy of them, an I've posted this as a request before, please, please, please post it. If they can do it, so ca... more…

  • Re: Favorite Whistle?

    I bought a Harper whistle a couple of years back. It's a powerful whistle for competing with melodeons and not very breathy. Unforntunately (as with most whistles) it wasn't quite in tune but friends have ones that are. I now have an Overton which is simi... more…

  • Altan - Once Again

    A two disc set (15 tracks per disc) covering the very best of Altan up until and including Island Angel in 1993. A superb introduction to early Altan if you've never heard anything before or if you are a seasoned fan. It's a wonderful selection and great ... more…

  • Da Slockit Light

    We heard this tune played by Walt Michael - a hmmer dulcimer player from the States - at Sidmouth at couple of years back. He toldusthat when Tom Anderson died this tune was played at his funeral and now if you play this tune in the Shetland Islands peopl... more…

  • Thanks for the moral support Hek Bos - I'm just going by what the other internet collection said! more…

  • Names

    Although I first knew this Polka as Andy Irvine's Polka (that's what it came off the web as), the man himsef has no idea why. more…