TMitchell’s ninety-nine comments

  • Re: Blind Pig

    The Champaign-Urbana area group has been meeting at intervals in distanced backyard sessions through the summer and will continue, weather permitting, into the fall. Musicians in the area interested in playing Irish music with others, especially U of I s... more…

  • Re: Playing for dancers?

    At our local session (pre-covid, so everything that follows here is past-tense) dancers are as much a part if the evening as the players. We have a regular group of two to ten skilled dancers, mostly students, that keep the floor busy with polkas, waltze... more…

  • Re: Most Underrated Fiddle Player

    Not sure I understand the premise of the question. Certainly there are brilliant players out there who don't receive the notoriety or the financial benefits that Frankie Gavin or Kevin Burke do, but I don't think anyone here would consider them "underrat... more…

  • Re: Who is this fiddle player?

    Sounds a lot like Tony DeMarco. more…

  • Re: Fiddle and Banjo Duets

    Check out John and Maggie Carty's 'Settle Out of Court.' Also, Paraic MacDonnchadha's 'Not Before Time' features some tasty duets with fiddler Claire Egan. more…

  • Re: Identify Tune

    Lad O'Beirne's. more…

  • Re: Preference Poll: Known Vs. Unknown

    Depends. Are the unknown tunes traditional tunes that I just haven't gotten to yet, or a bunch of vanity tunes newly penned by the musician? I'll usually avoid the second case. more…

  • Re: Blind Pig

    The session at the Blind Pig has been suspended by its participants for the remainder of March and the month of April, due to concerns about coronavirus. We will resume, with great eagerness and as soon as possible, when the situation improves. more…

  • Re: Hoping to get more info about this A minor jig

    It's called "Pancake Tuesday." More information to follow as soon as I can track it down in my filing system. more…

  • Re: I’ve got a long list of tunes I would like identifying, anybody like to help?

    First is the Killavil; not so sure about the second. more…