Zouki’s one hundred and four comments

  • Need a volunteer banjo player (or two)

    After about 20 years I finally got around to updating my "Banjo Care and Feeding" page. more…

  • Opportunity for composers

    Some of you who have been on this site for a while might recall that some years back, I offered space on my webABC tune site to composers of tradition-related material. more…

  • Re: “Undroppable” banjo pick

    Thanks to all who replied. I was wrong with the initial mention of surgical tubing - I remembered after the post that it was more PVC-type material, not rubbery. more…

  • “Undroppable” banjo pick

    I've been playing tenor banjo for 30+ years but have recently experienced difficulties in holding a pick. I can finger-pick efficiently enough (legacy of classical guitar training) at moderate speeds, but banjo's metal strings tear heck out of plucking fi... more…

  • O’Shea’s Olde Inne

    Mark Oien (fiddler) and yours truly Bill Black will be commencing a weekly session on Thursday evenings starting at 5 pm. All musicians welcome. Skill level 3 (out of 5) or above would be helpful. If you need written music, no problem. Idea is to use "che... more…

  • mandolin.tab ABC converter

    Does anyone have any idea what's going on with this app? Stopped working about three days ago and sends some kind of error message about the server not understanding the file format (or something to that effect). This is a great converter and I'd hate to ... more…

  • The Seamus Connolly tune collection

    After many years and a lot of hard work, master fiddler Seamus Connolly has finally gotten his tune collection online via the Boston College website: more…

  • Re: Union reel De Dannan

    De Danann's setting was basically Joe Derrane's, and Joe's was an adaptation of John Kimmel's. more…

  • Re: Are there any renowned sessions?

    The Greenbriar in Boston has been going close to 25 years. Some really memorable sessions there in the days when Gaelic Roots was still going (RIP). more…

  • webABC site

    I have re-done the BB webABC site with a view to making it more "user-friendly", mainly by arranging the material in table format. more…