devenport’s nine comments

  • The Morning Dew

    I picked this tune up in a slightly different form from Fiddle On Magazine a couple of months ago then I found this version on here and thought it would be fun to play the two versions together. The fourth section of your tune works well as a link between... more…

  • The swift

    Thanks for posting this tune, I have been playing it on my fiddle and once I have learned the swoops from the g string to the e string I hope to put it into my regular practice. It is also impressive to claim something by Paganini in your repertoire when ... more…

  • Session discontinued

    Due to lack of interest the sessions at the golden Pheasant have been given up. more…

  • Hornpipe?

    I came on this tune in the "Thursday Sessions tune books" www.andyhornby.net/thursday.html it is written here in 2/4 and I never thought of it as a hornpipe and I tend to try and play it on the fiddle with a bit of a lilting bounce to it. more…

  • Location

    West side of the A32 Lower Farringdon more…

  • Musicians session

    Third Wednesday in the month. more…

  • Italian Rant

    The tune is shown here as in A minor (no sharps or flats and I stand ready to be corrected) but I think it is more commonly played in G minor. We try to play this in our Four Marks Folk Band Sessions. I am told there is a C part to the tune. more…

  • Re: learning violin/fiddle from cd’s

    While I would not agree with a classical violinist who looked down on a Fiddler, I have to agree that the holds taught as part of classical training give a fiddler the best chance of good tone and bow control in general. I know lots of non classical self ... more…

  • Re: Is "old style" intonation systematic?

    Wow some folks know lots don't they, but you guys have solved why I thought the first electronic tuner I bought tuned the e string flat. more…