Dafydd Monks’s eighty-eight comments

  • Re: Welsh tunes/Welsh members?

    Things are going well - it's been very busy in traffic, and a lot of people have contacted me offering their thanks for putting it online - people have found the music and are playing it - but no new tunes in a while, and the whole site is going to go ful... more…

  • Re: learning the fiddle

    *Hi all - yes I'm back* more…

  • Re: Electric Fiddles and

    I like electric fiddles. I don't know much about prices as i built my fiddle and amp myself. One of the great things about electric fiddles is you can play about with various effects boxes. A well made electric fiddle certainly dosent suck. The top of the... more…

  • Oh, by the way the bowtronics sounds rich, full and beutiful. It might be worth buying one. Ask your the guy in your local music shop! more…

  • Re: Suggesstions for Amplifying Fiddle?

    I use a bowtronics pickup that clips onto the end of the fingerboard. We have had a similar discussion a couple of months ago take a look at the link more…

  • Re: Controlling a monster session

    I think that ANY folk music of any kind where a session is one of the main ways of educateing the next generation is is P*****Sing on it's own chips if it belives it can say "Well your welcome but your not" What about you all, what about when you started... more…

  • Re: Controlling a monster session

    One solution is to start a new session, tell the good guys where it is, and don't tell the bad ones. The minuit you start going down the road of closed sessions in pubs, your on the road to Problems BIG ONES. ITM dosent have room for things like these. more…

  • Re: Viola strings on a violin?

    Don't worry, I know as many rude violist jokes as the next VIOLINIST! *Snigger* Only kidding. I tried moveing all the strings on my electric fiddle up a fifth, I definately goes with the "Didely, Didely" Quality of Irish music. Oh and I don't play a viola... more…

  • Re: Viola strings on a violin?

    Oh by the way, I was told that some Donegal fiddlers leave the top 3 strings as they are and drop the G to F or C, kind of like drop d guitar. Dose anyone know anything about this? more…

  • Re: Viola strings on a violin?

    I might try DAEB Tuneing on my electric fiddle, when I built it I put 1/4 inch steel rod right the way down the neck and most of the body, you can smash it against a tank and the tank would break. (only kidding) I'll let you know how the higher tuneing go... more…