misterpatrick’s fourteen comments

  • Re: Merlin’s Rest

    This session is still going strong. Starts at 9:00pm on Fridays and generally goes until 12:30 or 1:00am. It’s an advanced session and usually fairly small but we love out-of-town visitors. more…

  • Re: Do I Like ITM ?

    I mostly listen to solo pipers, fiddlers or duets (pipes/fiddle, pipes/concertina) and sean nos singers. I don’t really go in for most of the bands. I’ll occasionally listen to some Planxty or whatever, but for me it’s all about the pipes. more…

  • Re: How’s ITM doing?

    mumhain abu, the session the way you’re describing it doesn’t sound like a session at all, but like a band. more…

  • Re: How’s ITM doing?

    I thunk it’s doing fine. I’m a piper and ‘round these parts lots of “younger” (late 20’s and 30’s) are taking up the pipes and the tradition. There are a lot of incredible young pipers out there. Considering how close the pipes were to extinction less tha… more…

  • Re: The Impact of ‘New’ instruments on ITM

    SilverSpear, I agree the regs will never be as good as a full organ which is why I always drag a full organ along to sessions. I’m hoping it will become a trend. more…

  • Re: The Impact of ‘New’ instruments on ITM

    Interesting thread. I was going to mention that accordions and concertina’s are both “new” instruments from my (a piper) perspective. But the point has already been well made. more…

  • Re: whiskey in the jar

    I’m just gonna say that Metallica’s version is awesome. Right up there with Trans Am doing Wildwood Flower for my favorite reinterpretations of traditional songs. more…

  • Re: Staccato Triplet technique for Uilleann Pipes????

    Good descriptions, but if you haven’t yet, you should really get together with an instructor or find a tionól. You’ll find your piping improving at a much quicker rate and won’t suffer through learning bad habits. There are a couple of great instructors … more…

  • Re: Surfing and traditional music

    Where there’s surf there are surfers. I ran into a group of surfers up on Lake Superior last December when it was -15F. The surf was up and Lake Superior may be really really cold, but it doesn’t get below 32F, so really the water was toasty compared to t… more…

  • Re: Bagpipe Music versus Standard Notation

    As I like to point out the real difference between the highland pipes and the uilleann pipes is that the uilleann pipes are a musical instrument. more…