VoxRob’s eleven comments

  • Re: Perfectly Manufactured Reality

    MAC that made this recording is none of the people in the description above -- MAC is Ryan McKasson (fiddle), Elias Alexander (pipes), Colin Cotter (guitar). more…

  • Re: Slow album for tune learning

    Having slow music to work with is one benefit to a slow recording -- another is a simple arrangement so the tune doesn't get lost in the additional complexity of a standard commercial recording. One that I've found very useful are two recordings by membe... more…

  • Re: ‘Irish Traditional Music’ by John Blake, Lamond Gillespie and Reg Hall.

    Waiting for it to come to California from Custys (along with some other CDs). It's hard to believe it's been 4 years since Trip to Carrick. more…

  • FYI: Michael Coleman on iTunes

    During some routine double-checking of what is available on iTunes, I found that a double album of Michael Coleman's is available now (I don't believe it was there 3 months ago). It will appear as under the surprising title of "Viva Voce" and it contains... more…

  • Re: A Cautionary Tale for Married Musicians

    ... and then the husband shrugged his shoulders and said, "I was thinking about buying a more expensive violin anyway"... more…

  • Re: Clare FM archive page

    The archive page is getting an error -- so I don't think this is a deliberate cutting off of the service, perhaps just a temporary condition. more…

  • Re: St. Patrick’s Day in SF Bay area

    Which places did you try last year? You might try the usual suspects and just call them and find out what they're up to (O'Flaherty's, C B Hannigans in Los Gatos). more…

  • Intermediate Irish Fiddle

    Like the "Beginning" version, each track is played twice, the first time slow, the second fast. Once again, from a cassette release in 1986. more…

  • Beginning Irish Fiddle

    This was apparently a cassette tape release in 1986, but it is currently available on iTunes (US at least). Each track is played through once slow, and then at regular speed. There is no music available, so the student has to learn them 'old school,' an... more…

  • Re: Relative beginner ITM/fiddle

    Thank you all for a great discussion. more…