Tall, Dark, and Mysterious’s five hundred and thirty-six comments

  • Re: The Tipsy Sailor

    Never mind...I think you're right, jeff_lindquvist; that "third part" is from Ingonish, which our session visitor played with Tipsy Sailor. I would have saved some time looking up that second tune I recorded from him if I'd checked your comment first. (Th... more…

  • Re: The Tipsy Sailor

    A visitor played this lovely tune at our session last week, and he played it with a third part: more…

  • Re: Self taught!? ~ who’s kidding who?

    A few years ago I saw a very talented young fiddler, and later checked out the musician's website. The musician's biography read, in part, "[Young fiddler] is self-taught, and has studied under [list of a dozen or so well-known fiddlers]." more…

  • Re: Tunes in C

    I just learned The Hole In the Hedge, a C jig, the other day. Great tune. more…

  • Re: Musicians wanted to play for free!!!

    Dr. Dow, did the ad give the name of the restaurant? If so, could you share (privately if you want)? more…

  • Re: Musicians wanted to play for free!!!

    I live in Vancouver, and this doesn't surprise me at all. more…

  • Re: I thought your mandolin was a tennis racket!

    A few years ago, a small, beady-eyed Italian man on the bus asked me what instrument I played. "It's a fiddle," I said. more…

  • Re: Olympian musical opportunities

    My city hosted the Winter Olympics two years ago. I was surprised by how little the whole thing impacted my life, although I did get a two-week vacation from work (workplace parking lots were being used for the shuttle buses to the outdoor venues). All of... more…

  • Re: Kevin Burke and the Waving bow

    Oh, 10-15 minutes, sure. I do that all the time. But the process you described seemed to suggest something in the neighbourhood of 10-15 *hours*. 10-15 minutes is enough for me to come up with a new trick or two, a far cry from "really exploring it". I st... more…

  • Re: Kevin Burke and the Waving bow

    Will, regarding your last sentence - if I'd taken it to heart, I'd have exactly one tune in my repertoire ;-) more…