Meri-pixie’s forty-eight comments

  • Re: For those sessions when the ……

    Ack! I lead a group of teenagers at what used to be a Bluegrass Jam, but has steadily devolved into acoustic playtime. With 5 guitars, we need one of those! more…

  • Re: how to use a 3/4 fiddle .

    If you are really, really, really long in the arms and the fingers, you might have a problem. Think about those enormous guys with fingers like sausages playing sweetly on a fiddle when they would probably be better off with an upright bass. The real pr... more…

  • Re: Irish music in Japan…

    My experience with Irish Trad. in Japan, in Tokyo, was no where near as positive. more…

  • Re: Overzealous fiddlers - a health hazard……………

    The Mucky Duck in Monterey has banned scottish pipes and drums because there is always, always a fist fight. They said it was becoming too hard on the furniture. more…

  • Re: A worry

    Well, it's good to know what's out there. I'll check out the O'Flaherty's session, and also the Ireland's 32 one. more…

  • Re: A worry

    Thanks for the thoughts all. I am on the Penninsula, about half way between San Francisco and San Jose. I've been to a couple of sessions that focused on ITM, but they look like they're dying and I'm such a beginner that I don't feel like I have any bus... more…

  • A worry

    I'm sitting here in the US, in a very bluegrass dominated area, and I find myself worrying that I'm never going to really be able to get into ITM. I like bluegrass alright, although it's depressing and kind of boring. But there isn't really much of an I... more…

  • Re: Who goes to Starry Plough?

    I just looked to see where Tracy is. It's a bit far for an evening out. Maybe on a Sat. I'm on the Penninsula. I'd love to come over once to see what's going on. more…

  • Re: Fiddle shoulder rests

    The Kun falls off-- a lot. more…

  • Re: Traditional irish techno.

    Sorry. I forgot a word: tiresome. more…