FiddlinMike55’s seventeen comments

  • Re: Probably the most beautiful bodhran I’ve ever heard

    yikes !!! more…

  • Re: Any fiddle players with experience using geared pegs?

    Perfection planetary pegs, like Wittners, are the way to go especially on an older fiddle that may have had some questionable peg box rework. The only way you can spot the difference from traditional pegs is the lack of fine tuners. Especially handy if yo... more…

  • 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…