FiddleFi’s thirty-six comments

  • Re: Sessions in Connemara? (next summer)

    I regularly visit Westport/Louisburgh and attend a session on the Rock road leading out of Leenane towards them on Sunday evening, about 7pm start I recall. I believe there's a session in Delphi Adventure centre with the Heneghan family- Brendan, Eric and... more…

  • Re: Trad Festival List

    The Anne and Pat Molloy Summer school is in Birmingham, England, as the link says. Another one I can recommend and also thankfully attend. more…

  • Re: Trad Festival List

    Can I add Feile Chois Cuain - Louisburgh Music Festival please? First May Day Bank Holiday weekend in Co. Mayo. I didn't get there this year but am sure to return when I can. ( There's a fada on the 'e' but I'm afraid that's beyond my keyboard skills...!... more…

  • Re: How important is foot tapping when playing?

    When I started learning over 20 years ago, I didn't tap my foot, but began to try to, as I thought it would make my timing better- but it didn't work, as there was no way I could make my playing follow my tap, which was probably not regular anyway. A cou... more…

  • Re: trad sessions Birmingham uk

    You'll meet plenty of contacts at the Tradfest! I sometimes go to a fortnightly session in The Spotted Dog every other Monday- it was on last night although I didn't get there, so the next one should be 21st August- although as it clashes with the All Ire... more…

  • Re: Sessions in Connemara

    We go to Louisburgh in Mayo, where there are lots of great sessions, but it is quite a drive from Clifden, though a beautiful one on a fine day around the Killary Harbour. We have been out to sessions in the Rock Bar on a Sunday afternoon/evening, on the ... more…

  • Re: Wren Boys

    I've been in Ireland a few times on St.Stephen's Day(26th December) and have ' gone in the Wren' playing with my son since being a musician, with other family members who play, dance and sing. My Dad is from near Louisburgh, Co Mayo and in this part of Ir... more…

  • Re: Matt Molloy’s Pub in Westport

    The Pub next door is called the Porterhouse and also has regular sessions, as does The Big Tree on the octagon. If Molloys is rammed/man himself is not there, these are some other options in Westport. I have had good and not so good experiences there, mos... more…

  • Re: You can see our house from here

    Magnificent. When you look up at the night sky from my Dad's holiday home, Louisburgh, West Mayo, on a clear night, the visible stars are at least as awe inspiring. more…

  • Re: What would you give up for Lent?

    I am giving up NOT playing my fiddle every day. I doubt I will manage it, but the good intention is there. And if by a miracle I succeed, I hope it will carry on beyond Easter too. more…