print o' the wave’s sixty-nine comments

  • Re: Great music quotes

    I know it’s a bit late to weigh in on this thread, but here are my favorites: more…

  • Re: Charlie byrne bodhran maker

    Charlie Byrne the bodhran maker does indeed (or at least did) live in Thurles -- I know because I went to his house and bought a bodhran. He assured me that his bodhrans were made completely by hand -- he even slaughtered the goats himself! more…

  • Re: “Official” tune sets?

    Based on my own experience, it seems to be perfectly acceptable in sessions to play sets as recorded by Michael Coleman. If there are any “official” tune sets, I guess it would be those. more…

  • Re: It can’t be ! can it ? (Fiddle Question)

    I had a violin with the same label when I was a kid (it had belonged to my mother’s uncle). Believe me, it was anything but a Stradivarius. Apparently, it was quite common at one time, around a century ago, to put such labels in mass-produced violins. more…

  • Re: A Mighty Wind

    Not only do they play their own instruments and sing, I believe they also wrote many, if not all, of the songs. more…

  • Re: Poll: Traditional Playing in a Session, or not?

    I have to agree with blas -- I enjoy just playing the old tunes. Of course, I try to vary them a bit each time I play, but I do so within the parameters of the tradition. more…

  • Report on the RMIMR (Rocky Mountain Irish Music Rendezvous)

    Hi Everyone, more…

  • Re: Other California Festivals

    Oh my dear Zina. You’ve got it all wrong. What those pictures show is what happens when the uncommonly polite and mild mannered Southern California Irish players fall “under the influence” of the wayward, Northern California, Chico based Pubscouts. more…

  • Re: New Recordings

    I recommend the following CDs (my personal favorites): more…

  • Re: Epicentre of ITM

    Yes, let’s keep perpetuating the myth that Cody is the epicenter of ITM -- then maybe a few other musicians will move here and Richard and I will have someone to play with. 🙂 more…