ricthewhistle’s one hundred and fifty-five comments

  • Re: bag of potatoes different tune to bag of spuds?

    My mate was playing in a session in the Irish Club in Leeds. He told them the names of tunes he was going to play in a set, one was The Bag of Spuds, and the other musicians said they didn't know it, so he changed it for another tune. Half an hour later t... more…

  • Re: Flatbush

    Recorded by De Danann, Jacket of Batteries more…

  • Re: Any regular sessions in Hull?

    Just seen a post on Facebook, Whittington and Cat, Saturday Afternoons more…

  • Re: Any regular sessions in Hull?

    Used to be good sessions there years ago but don't know any musicians from there now. None of them get to Whitby Folk Week sessions, which is a local festival. more…

  • Ken Meadows

    Ken Meadows, concertina, mandolin, melodian player, who ran the sessions in York, sadly passed away yesterday following a short illness. Will be sadly missed at sessions in the Northeast, RIP more…

  • Re: Facing the Music

    Never released on CD as far as I'm aware more…

  • Re: Best whistle?

    I'm afraid you get what you paid for with whistles. Learn to play on a cheap one then upgrade. Get a tunable one if possible, they change with humidity and temperature, especially the wooden ones, I always tune mine before playing. You should be able to g... more…

  • Re: How long before the tin whistle starts to drip spit?

    Shake it on the floor after each tune or put a beer drip mat across your knee more…

  • Re: Mk Low Whistle in D

    The problem with low key whistles is the response time. I find it almost impossible to play fast tunes on these instruments, and they only sound when warm. The big bands use to keep them submerged in a bucket of hot water on stage. Get a decent whistle l... more…

  • polish paul

    Anyone in contact with Paul? A Dipper concertina was advertised for sale in Dublin a few weeks ago. Vender said it had no serial number? and he bought it in a job lot. Think it could be the one that got stolen from Paul. more…