Yhaal House’s three thousand, two hundred and ninety-five comments

  • Re: Recommendations for ‘substantial’ reels - 3 parters+ or just unique that work well on the whistle?

    Surely you hear random tunes at your local session and think, 'that's good!'. And it's the way they are playing it on that occasion that makes it stand out. I can't understand how you find it all so same-y! Select one and make it your own!!! The simplest ... more…

  • Re: Session wreckers!!!

    Surely when playing in an ensemble, you all just fall in the groove! One hears what one is doing in the context of the overall sound. One listens to what one is playing but as part of the whole. And being right on the money, in the groove, is the most imp... more…

  • Re: Session wreckers!!!

    Bazza: if his day job was a bread maker who also did spiritual healing and they got into an petty argument with a rugby playing pub troublemaker, you'd have a Reiki baker Reichenbacher Rickenbacker wrecker backer rugger bugger rucker bicker. more…

  • Re: Session wreckers!!!

    I've found over the years quietly and sagely ignoring the idiots works and they finally disappear. I'm lucky that I regularly have tunes with a nucleus of strong experienced players with deep roots that 'session' together in various permutations, often se... more…

  • Session wreckers!!!

    Reflecting on the previous backer thread it seems a thread like this may be interesting. more…

  • Re: Are there two types of BACKERS?

    Copperplate, how many boxes would you suggest?! more…

  • Re: Are there two types of BACKERS?

    eg. A piper may play the melody as per the tune but how do they select which regulator to sound? They can choose any. It's not part of the tune per se. more…

  • Re: Are there two types of BACKERS?

    I'd think they would fall into the same two categories. more…

  • Re: Are there two types of BACKERS?

    Ok, no backing. What about box left hands, harps, pipe regulators and open strings/ drones on banjo/ fiddles?! Is that not a form of backing?! more…

  • Re: Are there two types of BACKERS?

    Oh dear! The original question was meant to veer this discussion away guitar bashing! The premise was: among backers WHO PLAY APPROPRIATELY are there two different ( or more) approaches? I wanted to rule out those that couldn't straight away!!! Anyway... more…