triplet upstairs’s two hundred and eighty-seven comments

  • Re: What is D’

    D' and d - in ABC notation are the same: they're the note at the 5th fret on the A string more…

  • Re: Do you remember the first tune you learned?

    Queen of the Fair from a Dubliners recording more…

  • Re: Oaim

    @CreadurMawnOrganig - yes, the OAIM lessons are non-interactive and pre-recorded. If you're looking for one-to-one lessons on the mandolin Marla Fibish does Skype lessons. more…

  • Re: Joining in

    Was joining in at slower sessions at workshops I attended after about 2-3 months of playing, and maybe a year to 18 months before I was comfortable at regular sessions. more…

  • Re: Which instrument

    I've been playing guitar and drums since I was about 10 years old. When I got into trad music the first instrument I picked up was the fiddle, played that for a couple of years and then got a mandolin and a tenor banjo as I thought it would be a good way ... more…

  • Re: Attracted to Irish music

    I grew up in Dublin and my family were mostly ballad singers, my gran knew Ronnie Drew very well back in the day. I ended up playing in punk bands meself, but then in 2002 was down in East Galway fixing up a derelict old farmhouse and had a telly on in th... more…

  • Re: TG4 series with Cormac & Brendan Begley

    This evening's episode (available outside Ireland tomorrow night) is going to be a good 'un - they're traveling around Clare! more…

  • Re: Is anyone not playing?

    Before all this lockdown stuff I'd already been housebound for a couple of months recovering from surgery for a shattered kneecap - been playing music every day as always, so nothing really changed on that front, though I've definitely noticed that the co... more…

  • Re: banjo styles of ornamentation regional?

    I remember as a kid down at Moore Street Market, if someone had an opinion about the quality of the fruit and veg, disparaging it like, the traders would say "Ah, go home and have a lie down..." - that is what I'd say to Monty Campbell here, go home and h... more…

  • Re: How many instruments?

    Ah, I missed the bit about "which do ye not play?" - per Richard's request that we specify, from my list of 2 tenor banjos, a mandolin and an acoustic guitar, it would be the acoustic guitar that gets played the least, which is funny as it's the instrumen... more…