banshee misfortune’s two hundred and forty-eight comments

  • Re: Instrument noises in Trad Music

    On some recording, and even in person, I've noticed that some concertina and accordion players will utilize the air button in time with the music. This can have the effect of actually working really well with the music, and I can't help but think there ar... more…

  • Re: Viola for Irish Traditional Music in any setting

    One thing that hasn't really but discussed is one pretty important technical distinction between viola and violin: Bow use more…

  • Re: Viola for Irish Traditional Music in any setting

    I know several violists that have jumped from classical viola to trad, including myself. Most just stick to fiddle. Some play 5 string. A few switch back and forth. more…

  • Re: Viola for Irish Traditional Music in any setting

    Liam O'Connor playing Viola and Cormac Begley playing bass concertina. more…

  • Re: A Boehm flute is a D flute, isn’t it?

    Boehm is a system of keys and fingerings. It isn't even limited to flute. There are Boehm flutes of various sizes and pitch ranges. So saying a "Boehm flute" is in a particular key, is like saying penny whistles and pipes are tuned to D. Sure, most of the... more…

  • Someone put the audio of Jean Carignon this on youtube: more…

  • Re: Question about session accompaniment

    I can think of a handful of backers in Texas who are really good, and can play with almost any tune you throw at them. A few more who are really experienced semi-professionals who know most common session tunes. Most others I've come across can play decen... more…

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  • Re: Why is it considered blasphemy to learn tunes only from the notes?

    The problem with sheet music is when people learn from it without listening to the music. It's also a problem when people use it a crutch and cannot play without it. It's also a problem when people memorize from sheet music and cannot or won't deviate fro... more…

  • There is another name for this collection, Traditional Music of Ireland. Really good stuff, and I got this album off Amazon. Not a huge fan of buying music digitally, but this was well worth it. more…