Mark Harmer’s two thousand, three hundred and thirty-seven comments

  • Re: Back in the saddle again after COVID.

    I love your comment about the effect of music on carers. I did a project in a neonatal ward for 10 months, playing Carolan and also my own instantly composed tunes, and not only did it have an affect on the babies / parents, but the staff were calmed by i... more…

  • Re: How, Why and IF you should practice — IMS ep 33.

    Lovely podcast and (with my previous professional hat on) beautifully edited too. more…

  • Re: Folk radio stations

    Hober.com was a fantastic, eclectic radio station but it seems they have run into an issue with the current licensing provider. Let’s hope it’s sorted – I loved tuning in from time to time. more…

  • Re: The Session from Hell

    Love the chord hat, Michael. I guess they could do one with an LED display but that wouldn’t have been as traditional and non-electric. more…

  • Re: The Session from Hell

    Someone above mentioned the Mute Cornett. I had one of these for a while and it’s regarded as near-impossible to play well. So that would have been a treat to hear. Beautiful sound, almost like a human voice singing (if played well; ie not by me - I sol... more…

  • Re: "That’s a nice shiny case you have there……"

    @joe fidkid that’s wonderful! I must go out right now and not buy them! more…

  • Re: "That’s a nice shiny case you have there……"

    I guess if someone walks in with one of those fold-over egg boxes, you know what’s in there (or worse, there could be a half dozen of the things)! more…

  • Re: Is it safe to use earplugs when playing whistle?

    I use earplugs when playing in the band - not always, but when there's a lot of hard surfaces and the sound bounces around a hall, you end up having to have the stage foldback louder to overcome the sound of the hall, and that makes for a very loud sound ... more…

  • Re: Happy New Musical Year 2018

    @trish santer I'm so sorry to hear that. That totally sucks. I wish you well and hope you get some respite from it. more…

  • Re: Notation

    What I like about ABC is the ability to jot down a tune in text form on any device (or pen and paper!) without having to navigate staves etc. more…