paul archer’s eleven comments

  • Re: Riverdance

    Another great Bill Whelan tune. Can I just ask: Why do some Americans call DANCE TUNES, SONGS? There are NO WORDS so they are TUNES. more…

  • Re: Britannia Inn

    Good music, friendly and good beer. more…

  • Re: Strings for the fiddle

    I would really like to find a cheaper steel rope core steel string. I have used Helicores for years. They are great, stay in tune and suit lots of different fiddles. My problem is the A string shredding at the B note in first position. I have loads of spa... more…

  • Re: All Bairns Dance

    I was proud to be the fiddle player in The Rub and to associated with the other members who were: Becky Taylor, more…

  • Re: Dennis Doody’s

    Must be closely related to this? more…

  • Re: Being able to play alone but not with others

    PS I think a metronome or playing along to recordings is a good method. more…

  • Re: Being able to play alone but not with others

    I think this happens even when you are very experienced. The core players usually dictate the swing and pace. This may be quite different from how you play at home. Try recording the session and play along at home. This will get you accustomed to the puls... more…

  • Re: Ye Olde Elm Tree

    Monday session still going strong. Everyone welcome. Sort of Irish style but any good dance tunes welcome. more…

  • Re: Luthiers in Newcastle Upon Tyne

    I am still a Luthier as previous comment and teacher. My website is now archerguitars.co.uk. I also play the fiddle and guitar and compose tunes in the Celtic Tradition. Still going to Monday night sessions in Durham. more…

  • Still going strong.

    Carrying on nearly 40 years of Monday night sessions in Durham. Get there for 8. Also on Tuesday nights. more…