colinbotts’s eight comments

  • Re: Too many, too much?

    Two instruments are perfectly acceptable. In fact I prefer to play the A part of the tune on one instrument, and the B part on another. Naturally, when playing tunes with more than two parts, having a third, fourth, or even fifth instrument on hand woul... more…

  • Re: Irish guitar accompaniment books?

    This might be a good option, and would be a valuable resource to you as well: more…

  • Re: different picks for mandolin and octave mandolin

    The reality is that pick choice is determined by the tone you want, the instrument you play, your pick grip, and what "just feels natural." Given how subjective that list is, pick choice is quite personal, and can change depending on your musical circums... more…

  • Re: Irish octave mandolin tips

    I play both mandolin and octave mandolin and would strongly encourage you to not use the same fingering for both instruments. The longer scale length of the octave mando requires a different approach. I agree with justjim that a cello approach to finger... more…

  • Congrats!

    Congratulations on the new album. I can't wait get a copy of it. Be sure to bring some with you the next time you are down in Limerick. more…

  • Re: Flatpicking Irish Tunes

    You could also check out Dónal Clancy. He plays both fingerstyle and with a plectrum and has some nice sets of tunes. more…

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  • Feedback received regarding album

    “Let me tell you, I've heard more than my fair share of Irish, Scottish and American groups over the 31 years I've programmed KRCL's Fret and Fiddle and I think you ... are astounding and should be touring nationally and in Europe. John Doyle and Liz Ca... more…