FiddlinMike55’s fifteen comments

  • Re: Can I get hearing loss from practicing fiddle?

    Yes. I've been working in a fairly noisy factory for forty years where hearing protection is mandatory whether you're working at the equipment or in and out of an office on the floor as I am. We are checked by an audiologist annually. My hearing levels ar... more…

  • Re: How not to give up

    Don't give up, your efforts will be rewarded in due time! Two months is not a long time at all. I agree with many of the other posters that the Irish Washerwoman may be a bit complicated for a raw beginner. I've taught a couple of newbies fiddle and my tw... more…

  • Re: How not to give up

    Don't give up, your efforts will be rewarded in due time! Two months is not a long time at all. I agree with many of the other posters that the Irish Washerwoman may be a bit complicated for a raw beginner. I've taught a couple of newbies fiddle and my tw... more…

  • Re: Tune Name Addiction?

    Knowing the names of the tunes, especially those whose composers are known shows respect to those who have passed this wonderful music down to so many generations. A small part of me cringes when I hear Hunter's House called Reavey's; sure it is an Ed Rea... more…

  • Re: Session Fatigue

    A lot of great suggestions here. Your ability to recognize this as a problem and looking to do something about it sounds like leadership to me. Don't sell yourself short Otto. more…

  • Decrease the Surplus Population

    I believe this may come Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" where Scrooge is not wanting to donate to the poor, thus starving them out of existence. more…

  • Re: Who inspired you, upon hearing them, to take up this diddly stuff?

    Early Chieftains, Planxty more…

  • Re: “Original Patina”

    The appearance of copper is due to dezincification. Most brasses are an alloy of copper & zinc, acids and oils on the hands in time will affect the more active zinc component of the alloy and allow the copper component to show through. more…

  • Re: Irish traditional music in movies

    Co Longford/NY Fiddler Paddy Reynolds had a bit in a house party scene in Harrison Ford-Brad Pitt movie "The Devil's Own" more…

  • Re: Tips For Fiddling ‘Freedom’?

    Where in upstate NY are you, we may have a session you can join in? more…