meredithrachael’s sixty-six comments

  • Finally!

    i heard this tune in a session a while ago, and my recorder was busted at the time. i've been on the hunt for it ever since. it's just lovely! thanks to whoever posted it! more…

  • Re: How many instruments are too many?

    A flute players who brings whistles, or a piper who brings flutes and whistles are the exceptions to this. On the other hand, the "one man band" phenomenon peeves me to no end. pick one, learn to play it, learn to play it WELL, and bring that one to ses... more…

  • Re: Feckin’ eejits!!!!

    "I still have this ingrained notion from about 1970 that poorer districts in the USA were places where the cops never went and a straying stranger would disappear for ever -" more…

  • Re: Anyone else get Lyme Disease while at CIAW?

    "Another menace is the biting spiders that seem to hang around Furlongs! " more…

  • Re: Petrie’s Complete Irish Music

    Took a look through mine just now. There seem to be some interesting settings of some common tunes, for example: "Kitty gone a-milking", "The Moving Bog", "Blackberry Blossom" in Eb (!!), "Strawberry Blossom", "Gusty's Frolics" with 10 parts (!!), a 3 pa... more…

  • Re: great jig - but no one knows the name! help?

    thank you, all! more…

  • great jig - but no one knows the name! help?

    It's the first jig - I'm in the process of learning it, but no one seems to know the name. any ideas? It sounds like a version of kitty's rambles, but I'm positive that it's not. more…

  • Re: Classical Training - Help or Hindrance?

    The problem with the moniker "classical" is that it can mean everything from a few years of Suzuki all the way up to a MM from Julliard. I've noticed that the players with the most solid, rigorous classical training tend to have the easiest time learning... more…

  • Re: highlands

    Thanks for all the replies. I have an idea of what to look for now. I will try to get a hold of "The Brass Fiddle" for sure. more…

  • highlands

    I'm learning more highlands, and I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for fiddle players who play highlands in an exceptional way. Open to all suggestions... more…