SteveKendall’s one hundred and twenty-nine comments

  • Re: Banjo Fiddle

    This link should take you to a page with a picture of a banjo fiddle. more…

  • Re: Other things you can do with your instrument

    I heard of a man who killed his wife with a banjo. I believe he hit her with it and that her death wasn't just the result of his playing. more…

  • Re: DADGAD beginner chords/charts

    Here's another one. There is a pdf chord chart page you can get from the main page. more…

  • Re: using tenors with old timey

    Mike, I think it's interesting that Irish music has continued to add new instruments apace but bluegrass and old time music have been much more conservative. In a kind of musical role reversal, Brian Taheny plays reels and jigs on a resonophonic guitar. I... more…

  • Re: using tenors with old timey

    The "girl" accordion player (Wilene Forrester) couln't have been used to tweak any traditional bluegrass crowd. There wasn't any bluegrass crowd. The term bluegrass wasn't used to apply to that genre till many years later. The band with the accordion play... more…

  • Re: using tenors with old timey

    You might be interested in reading the following article by Allen Feldman. He is a co-author of The Northern Fiddler, a book about fiddling in Donegal. He also plays old time banjo. The article seems to be pieced together from his contributions to Banjo-l... more…

  • Re: Basics of bouzouki tuning

    When you go to Han Speek's site, mentioned by KS, click on ADAD tuning and then on Eoin O'Neill for a little review of his playing in that tuning. GDAD is a more versatile tuning but ADAD sounds great and is pretty easy. more…

  • Re: Piano accordion

    You can catch a Bohola program at the Kennedy Center. I'm not sure when. Use the search. more…

  • Re: irc. realtime whistle/music/chat?

    There are some sessions in Windsor, Ontario. I haven't been to any but I've been down there for a whistle/flute gathering a couple of times. Check in the sessions part of this site for Ontario or Windsor, Ontario. more…

  • Re: Octave mandolins

    Jack Spira of Australia makes very nice instruments. A friend of mine has three of his citterns (10 string). The last I heard he was selling one of them. That was a few weeks ago. Anyway, have a look at Spira's web page. He ordinarily makes pin bridge ins... more…