trish santer’s one thousand, three hundred and seventy-three comments

  • Re: Marches (category) on The Session

    @ hnorbeck: I can think of a good number of slow airs that are NOT in 3/4 time! I don't see it working to give them a "default time signature". more…

  • Re: Marches (category) on The Session

    P.s.The above does not mean that I don't hold all the work done by Jeremy in high regard: far from it: it's a huge undertaking, for which I am very grateful. Just expressing a view. more…

  • Re: Marches (category) on The Session

    We also play a lot of marches of all time sigs, as Donald and others have suggested. I don't see why they can't be described as such, when we have hornpipes, polkas, jigs, reels, barndances and the like. more…

  • Re: Gan Ainm

    It so happens I was at a concert she and her husband Jamie did at Linlithgow Folk Festival just tonight, and very nice it was too. By the time I got thee, I'd forgotten which song it was the OP was talking about, and didn't anyway get a chance to speak to... more…

  • Re: Where (else) could one sell a box

    Theo Gibb's website: https://theboxplace.co.uk/ more…

  • Re: Where (else) could one sell a box

    Just wondering which Facebook group is referred to above. There is one called "Melnet", which is an offshoot of the website melodeon.net. Probably gives you better "exposure" in terms of being able to show photos and video clips of the box you are selling... more…

  • Re: Bizarre situations at sessions

    Can ye no play.......? Must be loads of such requests, whether instrument-related or not. One we had at Pathhead, S of Edinburgh, was for "Local Hero" (theme from the film of same name), shouted repeatedly by a drunk in the other bar. More like "bet you ... more…

  • Re: Bizarre situations at sessions

    Didn't you know? A mandoline (with an e) is a kitchen implement for shredding vegetables (and your fingers if you're not careful!) more…

  • Re: Bizarre situations at sessions

    Ha-ha! I had to watch that other video to see what a "paddleball" was. I remember "Swingball" when you had the ball attached to a central post so more than one person could play at once. Now that's an idea.......! more…

  • Re: The ever-elusive Jig rhythm

    Thanks for your kind words Peter. I was also thinking of tunes that have long runs of quavers (eighth notes??) which might be good ones for getting the rhythm ingrained. Ones like Humours of Glendart, My Darling's Asleep, also spring to mind. more…