mmelec’s twenty-eight comments

  • Re: Cup of Tae Music Festival

    This was over the May bank holiday in 2009; I was there. more…

  • Re: Donegal next week

    Thanks, ragaman. Staying in Ardara, but leaving Saturday. We might be able to catch the opening of the Cup of Tae on Friday. more…

  • Donegal next week

    I'll be in SW Donegal next week for a few days--any suggestions for hearing ITM, hopefully informal sessions? more…

  • Re: Traditional Wig Glue?

    I wouldn't want to wear it either, after the cat kittled in it. more…

  • Re: Are you guys here at thesession.org religious at all?

    Dyslexic agnostic insomniac. I lay awake all night pondering whether there really is a Dog. more…

  • Re: What is a “Schottische”?

    In the heavily German part of the upper midwest where I grew up, dancing the German schottische along with the more common waltz and polka was very popular especially at weddings. It was usually a dance for multiple couples, with couples side by side an... more…

  • Re: Forty too late to fiddle?

    I started at 65, the same time as I started horseback riding. After a year I'm doing better with the horse than the fiddle, but then he's smarter than me. I have a dozen tunes down, but I still sound awful. Practice daily (I don't) but learn and play wha... more…

  • Re: where do u all come from?

    Northwoods of Wisconsin more…

  • Re: Milwaukee Irish Fest 2k7

    Liz Carroll/John Doyle were fabulous, and and same for Cathie Ryan, whom I hadn't seen before. What a voice! Luckily they were in dry tents. more…

  • Re: Tommy Makem RIP

    Bard of Armagh is so appropo. Those early records also got me serious about ITM. I last saw him at Milwaukee Irishfest in an impromptu session with a reunion of (I think) Barley Bree--In response to "What do you do with a drunken sailor?", he sang "Mak... more…