cuchulain54’s five hundred and seventy comments

  • Re: Has anyone ever asked you to stop playing?

    AB's story about tuning and the diplomatic fiddler reminds me of the great Dick Cavett (American talk show host from yester-year). He was interviewing some big shot, a U.S. senator, I think it was, and suddenly Cavett stands up and says, "Senator, do what... more…

  • Hurricane Dorian?

    If it's a wind storm, shouldn't it be Aeolian? more…

  • Re: Why Irish Music?

    I hate the Irish and their culture, so to seek revenge, I've dedicated my life to playing their music as badly as possible --- way too slow, absolutely no lift, clumsy ornaments and with many, many mistakes, muwhahaha! more…

  • Re: Cello /flute / guitar slowish tunes for background music

    It defies tradition, but some reels and jigs sound pretty as can be at a leisurely pace. Try "The Rose in the Heather," "Calliope House," "Fred Finn's," or "The Wind that Shakes the Barley." more…

  • Re: Low F, Low D whistle

    I sure won't argue with Calum, who knows more about this stuff than I, but maybe something needs to be said about the word "useless." more…

  • Re: Low F, Low D whistle

    G would be more useful, for sure. more…

  • Re: How to influence people to give up sheet music?

    It seems strange to me that people would want to keep playing from sheet music. Anyone good at sight-reading wouldn't find Irish music much of challenge, and you'd think it would be a boring exercise in short order. On the other hand, if you like adding v... more…

  • Out of service

    No, we stopped that session quite a while ago -- never really managed to draw enough players to make it fun. more…

  • Re: De Quervain’s syndrome

    Bob himself, you're a rank amateur. Everybody should know to keep his wrist straight when whacking. more…

  • Re: Pressed For Time

    hee-hee, what a fun debate. more…