Pollyanna’s nine comments

  • Re: PRS raises its ugly head again.

    I don't know for sure but I have a feeling that the license fee restaurants etc pay to be allowed to play music doesn't then get paid directly by PRS to the rights holders of the tracks that restaurant actually played, I don't think every restaurant submi... more…

  • Website

    BTW you can hear some of the tracks on Sam's website, and there's more information there too. www.samproctor.com more…

  • Natural Progression

    Debut solo album by fiddle player Sam Proctor. The title track is a gorgeous slow reel by Declan Folan, and there are lots of other new & recently composed tunes on there too. Musicians include Luke Daniels, Tim Edey, Matt & Dan Griffin and lots of other ... more…

  • Re: Chieftains on another film soundtrack

    I really liked the film! It was really cute I thought. I'd forgotten about Capercaille in Rob Roy. Always thought it was an odd choice of tune during that scene where the really nice Irish guy is getting chased through the woods & then gets killed, it's a... more…

  • Chieftains on another film soundtrack

    How come when anyone needs celtic-sounding music for a fim they always ask The Chieftains? Is it just because everyone's heard of them? They've recorded some music for The Water Horse, the film from Dick King-Smith's book. I was wondering what everyone th... more…

  • Christmas

    Hello, will this session be on over the Xmas hols at all? I'll be around and will come along if so. Pollyanna more…

  • Re: Practicing

    You could try getting a Generation 'Shush' whistle, which is soooo quiet you can practise without worrying about flatmates/neighbours listening. The only thing is that you have to get used to using practically no breath when you play it & then adjusting b... more…

  • Re: Whistle books

    Hello, this is not on the whistle book topic but is in response to the muting/noise part of the discussion, hope that's OK! I just wanted to write because there is a really great new Generation whistle designed for home practise, it's SO quiet, if you hav... more…

  • Re: What was your favourite moment or event(Irish music wise) in 2005?

    Hi everyone! For me the Crown & Cushion session was definitely one of my 2005 highlights, and I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who was there, I'd only ever been to a few sessions before that and everyone everyone being so friendly & welcoming de... more…