Mark Harmer’s two thousand, three hundred and forty-one comments

  • Re: On-line sessions and practice using Jamulus (UK and Ireland)

    I’ve used Jamulus (plus Jitsi for video - much better than Zoom as it’s configurable and no limitations. We put the Jitsi url in our Jamulus chat window so people have a dedicated link whenever they use our server). more…

  • Re: Favorite Non-Carolan Harp Tunes?

    Auldyn River is lovely, and you can vary it - from just a simple bass note or something quite complex with lovely harmonies. Here’s a random video someone playing it – not me although it is something I play. more…

  • Re: How has your "repertoire" changed during lockdown?

    Richard D Cook - thanks for the info on the “Concerto” name. more…

  • Re: How has your "repertoire" changed during lockdown?

    I’ve been doing quite a bit of composing and arranging. Some of this is for my students, who I’ve continued to teach via Zoom. more…

  • Re: Sir Arthur Shaen

    Thank you, Susanne! I took a bit of a liberty with the pauses in the fourth beat of the bar, which some people didn’t like – see the comments under the video. But it is an extraordinary piece. Like a lot of Carolan’s music – quirky and original. ... more…

  • 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…