tunebook 2 tunes.

tune sets 4 sets of tunes.

bookmarks 2 bookmarks.

From the first post on the site. “I wonder if there’s anybody who remembers The Session’s humble beginnings? The site started as a small collection of tunes on a free host. Later, the site moved to my own web space. I also started added things like the searchable tune archive, the mailing list and the ability to post comments on the tunes.”

Hello, my middle name is Ben, hence my screen handle ~ AB. I live in Chico, California.
We play most Thursday nights at one of our friend’s homes. My main instrument is a keyless Forbes flute.
Also play whistles & fifes in various keys.

On the whole the mustard has always been an interesting social experiment.
The early discussions are probably as informative as anything since. Occasionally more recent discussions,
especially w/newer members, continue to keep what remains of the old guard interested.

But the prime directive has always been outside of what’s posted in the main forum. The blood, sweat & tears inevitably is in the tunes sections. The mustard is, and always has been, a library for cataloging tunes.

Good to be here!



Update ~ From Jeremy on January 26th, 2023

"I’ve deleted this completely pointless irrelevant comment:

“This is why (although not exactly but close enough) it’s similar to my freethinking commentary on a tinwhistle website which forced the moderators to permanently ban me from C&F. I like Ben Hall. Wish he still posted here. No hard feeling, ethical blend.”

Don’t post stuff that has absolutely nothing to do with the discussion your (sic) commenting on and absolutely nothing to do with Irish music."

To which I replied, ‘Thank you, Jeremy’. As if it will ever catch The Wizard’s imagination. Love the site.
Wish the webmaster/designer/owner was a bit less arbitrary with his fixes. Yet, it survives where other trad sites have not.

Thank you, Mr. Keith!