jrathbun’s one hundred and seventy-four comments

  • Reels to jigs? AMAZING!

    So after a long session a few of us started jigging our favorite reels and suddenly everybody perked up, straightened their backs and lit into another hour of "tune conversion". Has anybody else done this? Some tunes that sparkled as jigs were Hangman's... more…

  • Re: Looking for trad sessions through u.s.a.

    Check out www.folkjam.org for jam sessions. Yeah it includes old timey and bluegrass but it also includes celtic sessions. Better yet join up and add sessions to the mix. You can use google maps to view as big of an area as you want. more…

  • Re: Important Question

    Double Jamisons on the rocks. That'll last me most of the night unless the playing is crappy and I have to listen to Lilting Banchee yet one more time, then it's gone in a flash and so am I. more…

  • Re: The tune that gets your blood up?

    Any tune that the musician finds the "hook" and plays it well. There are tons of worn out tunes that if played properly with life, excitement and drive can be renewed. more…

  • Re: Everyone should know…

    fleur de mandragore among others more…

  • Re: How many tunes do you REALLY know?

    Does anybody have a method of remembering the beginning of tunes other than playing it a zillion times? more…

  • Re: How many tunes do you REALLY know?

    I know about 100 or so well enough to start 'em out but obviously a LOT more if someone else starts them. more…

  • Re: One Americans view of a trad session

    Around here depending on how "Irish" the session is it might end up being a bunch of Dorian tunes strung together. I don't do the real hard core ones around here. After the umpteenth Em tune my poor fingers and my ADHD start fussing. more…

  • Re: Free button accordion skype lesson!

    I'd LOVE to get some box lessons, skype or however I can. I bought a used D/G Horner and spent a year sitting in the garage working on it by ear. Things have stopped mostly but I'd love to get back into it. Anybody interested in helping me out or can r... more…

  • Hennessy’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

    Overlooking Lake Michigan (well, you do have to take a breather and go outside don't you?)in a the beautiful part of Muskegon lies Hennessy's Pub and Restaurant. You get the traditional free beer for playing and the food is outstanding. The tunes are pr... more…