trish santer’s one thousand, nine hundred and one comments

  • Re: Hey! What’s going on over there in Scotland?

    Plenty going on: at least as much as in "real life" in previous years, if not more! Ok, it's all on Zoom, but so what? Nothing nonsensical about it: lots of fun and laughter and good music. more…

  • Re: Is this maintaining tradition or musical elitism?

    The best version is probably the one that everyone else plays in your regular pub session - then there will be no surprises or indignant faces if you play tunes the same as they do - but of course, we can't do that right now. Perhaps you can communicate o... more…

  • Re: Balchraggan

    Very popular in our Zoom sessions too, with a nice harmony by Sarah Northcott. Of course you can't hear it all in Zoom, but you can play the harmony line while muted along with the lead player, and it sounds good! more…

  • Re: Instruments to accompany piano?

    As a piano player myself, I am used to playing along with a variety of other instruments, but would agree that fiddle or flute go particularly well, and there is the possibility of the two instruments swapping over on leading the melody, with perhaps the ... more…

  • Re: Fiddlers: Advice requested about (ugh!) Stenosing Tenosynovitis a/k/a “Trigger Finger”

    I don’t play fiddle but I have the early stages of it in my left middle finger : at the moment it tends to be more likely to “trigger” when I’m sitting doing nothing: keeping my hands active, including playing ( piano or accordion) stops it gettin... more…

  • Re: Free B/C Box Bass/Chord transcriptions PDF ebook

    Sure I will find this useful Michael, being a B/C player, so many thanks. I know that when I started playing the box, I asked my tutor - “When do I start playing the left hand?” and he said “Not for a good while yet”. “So how long is that?” se... more…

  • Re: Covid and us

    Actually doing more than I might have been doing, musically speaking, in varying degrees of lockdown, than I was doing before it, thanks to Zoom mainly and a few Skype sessions. Before, logistics like distance, travel time, weather and dizzy days might pu... more…

  • Re: Gordon Duncan Documentary

    Currently watching it on iPad, but will continue tomorrow with Mr Samsung on bigger screen, tho I'm pretty sure I've seen it when it was on TV before: but well worth seeing again! more…

  • Re: Sessions in the U.K. 2021?

    I’m just wondering what will happen to all the online sessions that have sprung up since we were not allowed to go and play in pubs. Despite their limitations of not being all together or being able to play together simultaneously, they have become very... more…

  • Re: Lá an Dreoilín

    Good King Wenceslas......on the feast of Stephen. Don't think he was looking for wrens though! more…