ross faison’s one thousand, two hundred and sixty-eight comments

  • Re: Traditional Irish Music

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  • Re: Flute Makers

    Forgot to mention Arie de Keyser. Played one, keyless, in D, liked it so much I ordered a Bb with one key, the B natural, to be used mostly for jazz and playing in flat keys with my wife. The B key will make it easier, even possible to reach the 3rd reg... more…

  • Re: Carbony Carbon Irish Flute in D for sale

    I own one and have played several others. On the plus side they sound wonderful, play easily, can be taken anywhere, and you'd have to go very much out of your way to do it any harm. On the down side "give me wood or give me death" (pun unintended) crow... more…

  • Re: Flute Makers

    I'm rather fond of my Tony Millyard. Even better, he's really good to work with. After that it's Paddy Ward, Copely and Bagley, and Gary Somers. David's choices above won't lead you astray either. more…

  • Re: Vaccine Passports for Session Pubs…

    I live in Utah, USA, the home of the "I don't wanna, I don't hafta, you can't make me mindset"... I've already stated my thoughts on vaccinations (anyone who doesn't get one is card-carrying stupid and too dumb to live anyway) and the painful reasons why.... more…

  • Re: I’d like to hear your best original compositions.

    I've made the decision to not write tunes. You can thank me later! The times I've tried were wandering travels through mediocracy that bored even me. Well, actually I did write lyrics for a song in the jazz world that was recorded by the guy who wrote ... more…

  • Re: Revisiting Boehm Flute For Irish Trad

    Thank You Ailin. Your post is both thoughtful and enlightening. My hope is that more players will be open to your experience. I know one other player from North Carolina who shares your thoughts and is equally proficient on either instrument. I have a... more…

  • Re: Help needed (flute)

    Hi Ailin. Never thought you were knocking Theobold's mighty invention. I'm just thinking it's a good idea to "dance with the one who brung ya" for as long as it takes to gain enough experience to really form good ideas about what works individually. As... more…

  • Re: Help needed (flute)

    Listen to Joanie Madden before listen too much to detractors of the Boehm flute. She won an All Ireland with one. Of course the fingering is a little diffferent. So. You will get good at whatever you practice. The tone is more a function of “how ya... more…

  • Re: How do you introduce a new tune to a session?

    Halfway, I really admire (really) the dreamers in the world. more…