Kerri Coombs’s three thousand, one hundred and seventy-seven comments

  • Re: looking for old quebecoise repertoire, music, from 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, 60’s

    There is a lot of info and a lot of great Quebecois tunes on Pascal Gemme's blog. He doesn't usually mention the exact vintage, though. more…

  • Name that tune!

    Hi, everyone, does anybody know the name of this tune? I picked it up somewhere and always thought it was called the Red Haired Boy. I guess I know about ten times as many tunes as I do names of tunes, and I can never seem to get them to match up. more…

  • From about 7:30 to 10:00 PM

    This is a hosted, intermediate, open session. Beginners are welcome but should not expect too much slow playing. I think we're pretty friendly, but you'll have to come find out for yourself! more…

  • Re: Moving to Cornwall

    I give a thumbs up to the Gurnard's Head and the Star, if I've got the names right. There was also a Cornish session in Redruth that was very cool. Not sure if that's still going. Apparently there's a session in Falmouth as well, but I never got out to... more…

  • Re: Question about buying a guitar - all-wood vs. laminate?

    I'd go with the nicest sounding guitar you can get for the price range, but all-wood will do more justice to DADGAD (or any open tuning) than any alternative because it resonates better. I have a Martin OOO series with a cutaway. I got it at 18 and have... more…

  • Re: Manx and Cornish Tunes

    Ah, Neil Davey was the name and Dalla is the group, Fooch is the book of tunes. I might just order that now... more…

  • Re: Manx and Cornish Tunes

    If you're ever in Cornwall there used to be an all-Cornish tunes and songs session at the Star Inn in St. Day. Don't know if it's still on. The host put out a book and CD of Cornish tunes, but I didn't have the ready cash to buy it and now I've forgotten... more…

  • Re: Beginner’s questions

    Comhaltas has a channel on Youtube. more…

  • Re: tune(s) after a song

    Alright, You Ain't Nothin But a Hound Dog followed by Lads of Laois? more…

  • Re: where is the love for the common tunes?

    I agree with the Reverend - it's not the tunes themselves that I sometimes get fed up with, it's the slow, poor playing of the same ten or twenty tunes in every beginner-friendly session on earth. I like them fine when they're played well though. Even w... more…