Mike Floorstand’s three hundred and seven comments

  • Re: Lilly Langtry

    Fairly sure this session expired about a year ago. more…

  • Re: The Frieze Breeches

    Nice version on mandolin here: more…

  • Re: Is there a tune that is your nemesis?

    The seventh bar of the C part of Randers Hopsa (http://www.dickgaughan.co.uk/songs/staves/stave-randers.html), on mandolin. I can't seem to be able to play it at any reasonable speed. I assume the issue is me doing something particularly inefficient in te... more…

  • Shower Of Herring

    Regular Monday singaround performing for the restaurant diners starting around 8.30pm. Eclectic and welcoming - expect a handful of guitarists singing mostly Scottish folk songs interspersed with the odd crowd-pleasing pop song, plus Scottish reels and ai... more…

  • Re: Pronunciation advice?

    I'm in Lerwick this week and convinced myself that the correct pronunciation is "lerrick", like Berwick(-upon-Tweed), or Derek. The locals disagree, although it is so windy you can't barely hear what people are saying anyway, never mind how it's pronounce... more…

  • Re: Tanglewood TSM M Mandolin

    Look out for a Breedlove Crossover, I've never played one but these are made with wider necks (for guitarists switching to mandolin). more…

  • Re: THE BOOGALOO

    Fairly sure this session is no longer running? more…

  • Re: Rietmann’s Obscurity Index

    "One way session leaders would deal with indifferent musicians would be to play a whole rake of obscurities, until the intruding person went away." more…

  • Re: Tenor banjo 17 fret (20 3/4”) case

    You might find a mandola gigbag will be a good fit particularly if the banjo is open back (no resonator) and doesn't have a long headstock. I keep one tenor in a Ritter mandola gigbag (RCG400) which is a nice design, though not particularly well-padded. A... more…

  • Re: The Hemingford Arms

    Emailed the pub - apparently Saturday trad session is 2nd and 4th Saturdays. more…