lrheaume’s nine comments

  • Re: What’s the strangest location you’ve played or seen music played at?

    Let's see, St Pats day last year at Camp Wolverine in Kuwait, then in Baghdad a few months later at Saddam's palace. (I always wanted to play the palace). Then I moved up north to Mosul and we spent many a night hunkered down. We had a great 4th of July ... more…

  • Re: Bodhran Tuning/ Tension Screws/Lugs

    ACE Hardware more…

  • Session cancelled

    I was told by the owner that his regulars would rather listen to the juke box, and he make some money off the juke box, not the session. It's his business and if that is his desire then I will not argue with him. more…

  • Re: Wot’s a barndance?

    The way you played the tune for your teacher was correct. The timing is dotted, it's just not written that way. I have read that when it is written it's much easier to write it straight, and the musician is supposed to know that if it is a hornpipe, it ... more…

  • Re: Day jobs

    I retired from the Arizona State Police a couple of years ago and did some comercial jet charter work. The bottom fell out of that industry after 9-11, so now I work the Graveyard shift for the highway department, watching freeway cameras. Yawn! My musi... more…

  • Re: Snare, and other sounds on bodhran

    I have used a similar tipper for a few years. I made it by getting a package of bamboo shish-kabab (sp?) sticks, glueing them together in the middle, leaving the ends loose. Then sanding the tips round. One package can make about 3 tippers for about $1... more…

  • Re: bodhranaii

    Here in the desert Southwest, dryness is a way of life. Using water is only a short term solution that will eventually make the skin even drier than before. I have been building bodhrans here for several years now and after many trials, I have settled o... more…

  • Rosie’s

    Starts around 6:30 - 7:00pm, good mix of tunes and song, beginner to fantastic skill levels, and the first pint is on Rosie. Great atmosphere and food too. more…

  • O’Connors Pub

    Start time is around 9:00pm, sometimes a bit earlier. A mix of tunes and song, variety of skill levels, good fun and second pint is on the house. more…