SPeak’s one hundred and three comments

  • This tune is found in both the New England Fiddler's Repertoire and The Portland Collection. It is often just called Quindaro. Flutist/Whistler Sarah Bauhan recorded this tune on her Chasing the New Moon cd. Her Untamed Grasses is also a fun album. You ca... more…

  • Re: Bass instrument at sessions?

    Just to rebut on AOG's comment about playing in bands rather than in a session-- The point is that bass instruments can fit in with ITM. The occassional bass player we have fits in marvelously at our session. Any good bass player can fit in with any kind ... more…

  • I'm not TOO big on polkas, but I found this little morsel a while back and have been playing it ever since. more…

  • Re: Bass instrument at sessions?

    Basses are fun. We have a guy who comes and plays double bass on occasion at our session. He is very good and has his roots in Bluegrass. The bass sounds great in the old tavern. Mick Linden plays fretless electric bass with the band Skyedance (A.Fraser, ... more…

  • Be careful not to confuse this tune with The Windy Gap on Larry Nugent's album of the same title. His is a version of Far From Home. more…

  • A good album overall. His Collier's/Toss the Feathers set is well, frankly, kick ass. more…

  • This is the first tune I ever learned. It remains one of my favorites. The tune is usually played at an even pace, but the Chieftains kick it up on Water From The Well with the Kilfenora Ceili Band. Laurence (Larry) Nugent plays this tune slowly with a B... more…

  • Re: D/G boxes

    Like talking to a brick wall. more…

  • Re: D/G boxes

    Hehehehehehehehehehehehehehe. more…

  • Re: D/G boxes

    Italian music? What happened to using D/G in Celtic traditions? Sounds like off-subject malarky to me. The truth stands in D/G limitations. Why argue the obvious? more…