mumhain abu’s forty-four comments

  • Re: Learning Accompanying on Guitar?

    Fair enough so! more…

  • Re: Learning Accompanying on Guitar?

    Lilig, suppose you're playing with a piper who has a flat set, Is it "Lazy and unimaginitvie" to tune down your fiddle or should you just transpose everything on the spot? more…

  • Re: Diddley music

    I feel the need to post a favorite joke of a friend of mine: more…

  • Re: Wi-Fi: Catskills 2010 Irish Arst Week

    Gavin's has Wi-FI more…

  • Re: Keys and Modes

    Modes are about as useful as t i t s on a bull.... more…

  • Re: Celtic Melody in Lydian Mode - PLEASE?!?

    I guess I don't agree with your statement: "As a backer however having a theoretical understanding of modes and relationship within trad can facilitate a better understanding of how to back and play with otehr backers or pipers/box players...." more…

  • Re: Celtic Melody in Lydian Mode - PLEASE?!?

    Why on earth would you need to "understand the modes in trad"? To me it just seems like an academic exercise that adds very little and in fact can get folks caught up in trying to pigeon hole this music into modal theory. Is it really necessary or would t... more…

  • Re: Jump at the Sun

    Heard this recently..... what goes jingle jingle jingle jingle jingle ...BAM! more…

  • Re: How’s ITM doing?

    PJ, It's not grim at all. Many of the 'sins' you pointed out occur regularly. It's not the same faces every week, visitors come and go, new people show up and are very welcome. Tunes are shared, different people start different tunes at different times. F... more…

  • Re: How’s ITM doing?

    Joe, That was quite the rant alright and it sounds like it's been brewing for a while. I think I remember you from the odd session a while back. I definitely remember saying hello and exchanging a few words; that you were over from England and going to Be... more…