CreadurMawnOrganig’s nine thousand, four hundred and eighty-seven comments

  • Re: Do you like the Traditional Irish music because of the music or because it is Irish?

    Thanks, Moxhe, for your thoughtful answer. It is more or less what I would have liked to say but didn't have the patience or articulacy. more…

  • Re: Do you like the Traditional Irish music because of the music or because it is Irish?

    As a person with no claim to Irishness by birth, ancestry, residency or any other criterion, it is because of the music itself. more…

  • Re: The Lion Hotel

    Caerhowell, where the pub is located, is a small hamlet and not marked on most road maps. The nearest town is Montgomery and the postcode is SY15 6HF. For the exact location, follow the weblink above^^. more…

  • First Thursday Of The Month

    This session leans towards English traditional tunes and songs, but usually with some Irish, Welsh and other tunes in the mix - the balance varies according to who turns up and all players are welcome. more…

  • **once A Month**

    ...Due to popular demand, this session has now reverted to once a month, the SECOND THURSDAY of the month. There is a chance we might be able to make it twice monthly again for the summer months. more…

  • Re: Some good Advice

    "... just working on an open string, to get a decent tone and management of the bow..." more…

  • Re: Some good Advice

    I can happily 'play' the whistle without blowing. Blowing a tune without fingering, with all the slurs and tonguing in the right places, is much harder (even with the window blocked to stop the sound ;-) ). I would also struggle to bow a tune on the fid... more…

  • Re: Some good Advice

    Interesting. Practising each hand separately is an obvious thing to do on a keyboard instrument, but on a stringed instrument, not so much. more…

  • Re: Easy Lithuanian tunes for Irish traditional music students

    Children growing up in Ireland will have plenty of opportunity to learn Irish tunes, especially if their parents send them to Irish music classes; by contrast they will have very few opportunities to learn Lithuanian tunes in Ireland. It is a nice gestu... more…

  • Re: Easy Lithuanian tunes for Irish traditional music students

    There's a dance tune I picked up in Latvia known as Gardancis ('longdance') - apparently also known in Lithuania, since a friend of mine that plays for a circle dance group in England learned it as a Lithuanian tune. I'll send it by PM. more…