meself’s five hundred and five comments

  • Re: English or Irish Song???

    Oisin: don't you think you would be further ahead directing your inquiries toward the organization holding the competition? What good will it do you if everyone on thesession thinks a song is sufficiently Irish if the people in the organization - and sp... more…

  • Re: What the buzz?

    I hear him taking a breath now and then, which I would think is to be expected ... ? more…

  • Re: English or Irish Song???

    First, don't we need to decide what we mean by an "Irish" song and an "English" - or at least, "non-Irish" - song? more…

  • Re: Can anyone help me to identify a piece of music?

    No, but as I'm sure you know, that's where these things can end up if pursued - and I'll leave it at that. [Jeremy: no explanation needed if you delete any of this.] more…

  • Re: Can anyone help me to identify a piece of music?

    I don't believe it's a matter of people thinking "that the musical world is somehow apart from — and immune to — the world of politics and commerce" - it's just that some people like having a place where asking for the name of a certain piece of music... more…

  • Re: Advice on harmonica maintainable and tuning alterations

    If you are contemplating changing the tuning of a C harp to D - that just sounds crazy, to be blunt - unless you're thinking of it as a training course in re-tuning harmonicas. more…

  • Re: This is a tune!

    Yes, I do have this tendency to be meself .... more…

  • Re: This is a tune!

    When you join the crew of, oh, say, The Flying Cloud, you are free to call the deck the 'floor', the hatchway the 'door', the bulkhead the 'wall', the porthole the 'window', etc. - but you might not be among the crew when the 'boat' gets back to port ....... more…

  • Re: This is a tune!

    I never heard an old fiddler call a tune a song, though - unless, maybe, in reference to a tune known primarily as a song melody. more…

  • Re: This is a tune!

    No, don't think so - seems to me I was hearing that long before the whole digital thing. more…