jdalt’s nine comments

  • Re: Mandolins and amplification in sessions

    In my opinion, using an amp in a session is sacrilege. I usually take a tenor banjo and a mandolin to sessions. Whilst I don't always hear my mandolin as well as I might like in sessions, people positioned elsewhere have commented that the sound carries w... more…

  • Re: Reels at a wedding church ceremony

    The Breton Wedding March goes down a treat. It certainly did at my wedding. Boys of the Lough do a good version. more…

  • Re: I’m sorry, just had to share this…

    I'm still in work and just turned the video on. Hilarious. It's cheered me up. Not my usual cup of tea but who cares, it's the 17th. more…

  • Re: Mairtin O’Connor Band @ Comhaltas Melbourne Australia March 2010

    What fabulous videos. Lovely playing by Mairtin and Cathal. Don't know who the guitarist is. In video three, the first reel is The Humours of Tulla, unsure of second reel, third reel is Cooley's and the fourth is The Wise maid. I had no idea these guys we... more…

  • Re: Terry Cuz Teehan

    Thanks for the very welcome feedback re Terry Cuz Teehan. I'll keep an eye out for the Terry Teehan and Gene Kelly recording, although I don't envisage much success. I'd like to add that I find "The Session" so helpful for getting relevant info re players... more…

  • Re: Terry Cuz Teehan

    I recently learnt two tunes by Terry Tehan from a compilation CD. They were played on flute but just called Teehan's. I particularly like the second reel and seem to play it a lot. I'm curious to know what instrument Terry Teehan played. more…

  • Re: where is the love for the common tunes?

    We should never lose track of why we play traditional music.Trad has given me lots of enjoyment over the years and I have never been bored by 'common tunes'. Such tunes have an intrinsic richness and beauty, without which, sessions would be uninviting and... more…

  • Re: "Samhradh, Samhradh"

    It's pronounced "sowrah" and means summer. more…

  • Re: Tenor Banjo

    I've been playing tenor banjo for approx 20 years. Never tried a DB or Cussen. However, I have both a long and short neck made by Pat D'oole in Geelong, Australia. Both are lovely to play and I have had no problems with them.The short neck allows me to pl... more…