meuritt’s sixteen comments

  • Re: Using written music at sessions - an emerging trend given iPad?

    Stopped for lunch at a tiny restaurant yesterday. Included in the price of the lunch were two ukelele players obstructing passage to the tables from the main entry. Not really their fault, the place is very small. What aggravated the situation was the mus... more…

  • Re: How did know what instrument was for you?

    What a fun topic! At 18 i bought a guitar. Stairway to Heaven, right. Mid thirties I lose the tip of the left hand middle finger, no more guitar or strings. You are all so fortunate. Wife said "concertina is the place you ought to be", so we loaded up the... more…

  • Re: Crowd pleasers…

    I've noticed when playing solo/duest in public, not necessarily busking, that hornpipes, particularly bouncy ones, do well. I've long wondered why, and my best guess is it sort of feel familiar, they can find the rhythm, where a reel seems to confuse. peo... more…

  • Re: Too good not to share

    excellent, thanks for posting more…

  • Re: The Special 25.

    Playing on the porch, I've done that for passers by, was fun, and got just the reaction you speak of. more…

  • Re: For Love or Money, or a bit of both??

    I have occasionally taught, when I do I don't charge, but I have a simple stipulation, don't call for the next lesson until you have this one down. if it's not worth their time to practice, no amount of money makes it worth my time to teach. more…

  • Re: Scotland’s first uilleann piper ?

    There supposedly used to be an Irish version of the Scottish bagpipes, though none apparently have survived. i would go with Jack on this one more…

  • Re: Waste of time

    Like another poster, i look through LP collection in second hand stores. A few winners, a few decent recordings and some down right dogs. One in particular was a 50's era woman singer of Irish songs. Amazing, you could hear every word, every syllable was ... more…

  • Re: Blasphemy - Old Recordings

    I agree very much with Will's posting, old recordings are much less polished and I enjoy them so much more because of that. Honest music. more…

  • Re: seen this yet?

    thanks! more…