fairhairedboy’s five comments

  • Acronyms

    Sorry, that was meant to be "..........acronymic origins of TUNE NAMES..........." more…

  • The Teetotaller-acronyms and Irish tune names.

    I agree with Dow: acronymic origins of words are suspect and unlikely. Take the Australian example of the common name for an emigrant from the Mother Country: POMMIE. It is often asserted that the derivation is from convict days:Prisoner Of Mother England... more…

  • Re: What’s wrong with playing music we hate

    Aw, come on.....let's not get all adolescent about this. There are "Humpty Dumpty" jigs, sure, but do we adults "hate" nursery rhymes just because we have grown out of them? The reality is that despite an experienced musician's preference, say, for big re... more…

  • Re: knowing your place

    My greatest peeves re "knowing your place" include the egotists with good technique but limited repertoire who, desperate not to be observed not knowing a tune or set, resort to banging out improvisations, bluegrass style: chunking chord sequences if they... more…

  • Re: More banjo questions

    Love the comment about The Musical Priest! I'm mainly a fiddler, but recently I'm really enjoying playing banjo. I'm sure glad I didn't try THAT delicious tune, so flowing on fiddle, as one of my first banjo tries ..(and I thought it was just me.) more…