FiddleTramp’s two hundred and sixty-five comments

  • Re: Farrel O’Gara’s

    Here's another great clip with Conor McEvoy and his family starting off a set with this tune: more…

  • Re: The Dimming Of The Day

    The tune listet as «Gan Ainm» on the sleeve note seems to be «Scattery Island» more…

  • Re: Paddy Fahy RIP

    Sorry to hear about his departure , but fortunately his tunes remain. In the university of Limetick there is a thesis where quite a number of his compositions are transcribed and sorted - this may possibly provide a useful reference for his tunes. more…

  • Re: How many other Session contributors do you know?

    Met Jeremy at Willy Clancy! more…

  • Re: Dynamics within the Idiom.

    As long as it comes spontanouesly, I think dynamics do play a natural role in folk music. Usually this would mean strengthening the tune towards the end when all are geard and on the same page... more…

  • Re: Edel Fox interview well worth a read.

    Thanks, this was interesting to read . And I adore the sunny banks. Must have played it more then hundred times last two years! more…

  • Re: Are there any fiddle players that leave a bit of space?

    I would like to add Brian Rooney as well as John Brendan Mulkere to your list. more…

  • Re: RIP Buddy MacMaster

    Sorry to hear. He will always be a legendary Cape Breton fiddler. more…

  • Re: Horrible bow shakes

    Playing the fiddle has to become an integral part of you - also in the situations you describe above. When playing in front of people is as natural as breathing in front of them then you certainly know you are on your way... the key question is how to get... more…

  • Re: ennis festival

    …when you go visit the official website (2013) it is easy to miss the subtle detail that the heading for the session trail is from last year …. I missed last year but and am looking forward to this year´s. more…