dan’s twelve comments

  • Re: Clarinet in Irish music??

    I was classically trained in concert clarinet way back before my ITM days. I've brought a clarinet to sessions occasionally, but never had the facility to contribute the way I do on whistle (harder to play up to speed). That said, I really liked the A cla... more…

  • New Session in Christchurch (early 2009)

    A high-quality traditional session in a friendly and intimate modern Irish bar just a stone's throw from Cathedral Square. Session kicks off around 8:00 pm. I had a great night there one evening when I was passing through Christchurch. It's a welcome cont... more…

  • Re: Buying a low D whistle

    I tried a Susato low D a while back. Wasn't too impressed with it. Not sure exactly why, but I think that it required too much wind on the upper register. Or something. Of course - individual whistles may play quite differently: Someone else's Susato low ... more…

  • Re: Session etiquette?

    (Open, unpaid) pub sessions are a community, and the same rules apply as would in other communities. 'Be considerate' is definitely the top rule, but another one could be: 'Be tolerant'. more…

  • Re: Buying a low D whistle

    Just a few thoughts. I bought - at great expense - a low D made by a local Australian maker. Terrible thing - the tuning over the register break was so bad (too large) that I never played it in a session. Sold it in a garage sale 4 years later for $5. Eve... more…

  • Re: MP3 Recorders for Learning Session Tunes

    Just updating my previous post after doing a little research. First up - I didn't do my homework properly with my MP3 player. Things would have been much easier if I bought a unit with a 'MIC' input setting, instead of just 'Line-In'. These units have int... more…

  • Re: MP3 Recorders for Learning Session Tunes

    Hi Banjoian, more…

  • MP3 Recorders for Learning Session Tunes

    Hi, I've finally joined the technological world and bought a small MP3 player which I discover can also take a line-in from a small microphone. I see this as a great chance to turbo-charge learning tunes from sessions (especially since MP3 files can be sl... more…

  • Re: Comhaltas Rules and Regulations

    We play at the Irish pub in America.... All the staff and barstaff are from Ireland. They wont hire Americans cause it doest fit thier theme. Not one of them can play a musical anything but there irsh voices are oh so lovely...The entire session is iris... more…

  • Re: Young beginner tin whistle player

    121 tunes by L.E. McC....... cheers more…