pgm3’s thirty-seven comments

  • Re: Johnny Bloody Cunningham eh? Some fiddler!

    It was my privilege to have known Johnny Cunningham. I'd been in the audience when the Wizards recorded their live album at Harvard, and caught up with him backstage in San Francisco, where I found the entire band lying flat on the floor singing a scurril... more…

  • Re: Tunes for busking?

    The beauty of the Lark in the morning is that 1) most people walking by don't know this music, and as it has several parts, it won't sound repetitive 2) you on the other hand probably would know it in your sleep and 3) it's up tempo without being cloying,... more…

  • Re: Online whistle teacher?

    Hi Keely2. more…

  • Re: "The Irish Mandolin" - a work in progress…

    A few thoughts: more…

  • Re: Parts

    While I'm at it...tap your foot. Quietly (unless you're Martin Hayes, in which case everything else is moving anyway. Cheaper than touring with a bodhran player, i guess. He's amazing, by the by.) I actually use my heel, not my toe, 'cause it's quieter. more…

  • Re: Parts

    @Mark M: Sure, we understand "bars 9 through 16". I got the commonly used "A-part, B-part, C-part" jive from Leonard Bernstein. I believe he was considered a "proper musician". Either way, we'll understand you. Fewer keystrokes in "A-part". Save energy, s... more…

  • Re: The Bells of Shandon

    Thx postie, but while that's intriguing it's still not the one. Nor this one: more…

  • Re: The Bells of Shandon

    Actually, Postie, I hadn't, and that's an idea I'll pursue unless somebody else pops up with an answer. Thx! more…

  • The Bells of Shandon

    There is a lovely jig I know called "Shandon Bells" and that's not what I'm after here. I'm looking for the composer, if known, of the melody to Francis Sylvester Mahony (AKA Father Prout)'s poem "With deep affection", etc. To complicate matters somewhat ... more…

  • Re: I,m NOT losing my hair !

    I tried the brazil nut thing, couldn't get a decent tone. I've gone back to using a bow. more…