drperm’s six comments

  • Slow Air with Text

    There is a beautiful rendition of this tune (as a slow air with lyrics, of course, NOT a waltz) on The Chieftains' "Water from the Well" album. Kevin Conneff sings it a capella, and the words are very wistful and haunting. more…

  • Re: Baroque Music and Fiddling

    There are very good and logical reasons why the apparent parallel between Baroque music and British Isles fiddling is much more than simply "apparent." more…

  • Re: Old School Fiddling (YouTube)

    Man...I about fell on the floor when he whipped out that bow! That's hard-core. more…

  • Re: Americans on this site

    SW North Carolina (near Asheville) -- a hoppin' place for Trad. music of all stripes, be they Irish/Scot or Appalachian old-time. more…

  • Re: Gut Fiddle Strings

    Olive and Gold Label are both great sets in my book...OIive being a bit more high-maintenance, but I've found that rubbing some string oil over the fingerboard and up near the pegbox prolongs their life. more…

  • King of the Fairies

    This is one of the first tunes I ever learned...off of Eileen Monger's little-known harp recording, 'The Lilting Banshee'...is that wonderful album still in print? more…