Tawny’s one thousand, two hundred and seventy-nine comments

  • Poem of the Week

    W. B. Yeats more…

  • Re: Bodhran.

    Weejie did more. more…

  • Re: Bodhran.

    If you go by the numbers this is the site for bodhran players. It certainly seems to have the longest discussion on the subject, & there's no end in sight. more…

  • Well they'd certainly be flexible for making double skins. more…

  • Re: Bodhran.

    Re: The yoke we love to hate: more…

  • Techniques for learning spontaneity?

    Have you ever been in a session & you've played the first tune & you're about to start off the second tune in a set; & you're not quite sure what to choose but you do, just in time? It's called spontaneity. When it works out well it's all the crack. And i... more…

  • 🙂

    "Um die gelegentlich unerwünschten Obertöne der „Arbeitswerkzeuge" zu bändigen, wurde von Eckermann Drums im Jahr 1990 die ursprünglich schottische Idee der Bespannung mit zwei Ziegenhäuten (double skin Bodhrán) aufgegriffen und den Anforderungen ... more…

  • Re: techniques for tune-learning?

    Jim, thanks for the tone & fiddle lesson. I don't think Will posted the Vincent Campbell clip to demonstrate what he considers good tone. I believe his intention was quite different. more…

  • Re: techniques for tune-learning?

    I was going to say that if most trad players say they are going to teach a tune by stripping out the ornaments & variations he or she will most likely leave some in, even if they are trying not to. more…

  • Re: techniques for tune-learning?

    Humility isn't so much who is better than who. It's more a matter of respect. The better yet humble player is always someone who is willing to listen. more…