banjoloon’s fifty-eight comments

  • Frankie Gavin’s Roaring Twenties Orchestra?

    Have any of you seen this yet? What are your thoughts? I myself think it is a publicity stunt. There have been many young players who have gone back to the old stuff and bought it out- like Colm Murphy, Jesse Smith, Dylan Foley, etc.. more…

  • Re: McNeill’s Pub

    Just back from Dublin. The only place I went to for sessions was McNeill’s.. they have sessions 6 nights a week now- very welcoming. One session was a singing session, but they let the melody players plays sets every now and again and encouraged us to b... more…

  • Re: Is this banjo worth the money vegavox

    That’s a pretty high price for that banjo. For a little more money you can get a 20’s or 30’s vintage model. more…

  • Re: Chief O’Neill’s Pub

    Just to tell you all- I'm visiting Chicago right now. Word is that the Tuesday session is now gone. There is a session on Wednesdays now hosted by accordionist John Williams from 8-11. I confirmed this on their website. more…

  • Re: Reels to play for Irish dancing?

    ANY reel-- that's what that are for- dancing. more…

  • Re: The Best Harmonica for Irish Music

    My advice to people just "fooling" (as I do) around with harmonica, is don't really shell out the money for a chromatic. Get solo tuned Seydel's in D and G and you will be happy for a long time. and in the U.S. you can get them from musicians friend for $... more…

  • Re: learning fiddle at 27 to old to be a pro?

    So let me expand this- say you take up an instrument - like.. In your late 20's/thirties.. more…

  • Left hand on the accordion..

    Something I have been wondering about lately, and feel free to chime in-- more…

  • Re: Anti social sessions ?

    what do you think of session leaders who try to ban instruments? like.. a Ukulele or Piano Accordian? more…

  • Re: Here’s your chance to throw a banjo into the Gowanus Canal!

    I don't know what it like outside the US, but there is a surge in Old Time music here, and the hip kids are taking up the claw hammer banjo with vigor. The folk music shop where I live can't keep up with the low/mid level models.. An Irish session is huge... more…