lovelylydia’s twenty-one comments

  • Yeah, one of my favorites

    I got to hear Jay and Molly perform this live in Sackets Harbor a few years ago, and it is quite spectacular. He's recorded it on one of their Ashokan CD's, and I really liked how he put it together. You play it twice through in G major, and then play i... more…

  • Re: He’s a nice guy, but…

    Well...having been the new to the group person, and the established group member, it takes a lot of guts to be willing to put your thing down in front of others. So, give the two thumpers kudos for cajones. However, they apparently also have delusions o... more…

  • Re: The New Prescription Drugs for Trad Musicians

    Sildenafiddle citrate: Will keep you "up" and moving all night....No, I don't think Hefner buys this one. :) more…

  • Re: Playing in a session. Health and safety issues.

    My personal fave was standing in front of our rhythm guitar player, when he started doing the rich white boy pickup shimmy onstage, and guitar neck came perilously close to checking my prostate...er, you get the drift. (We forbade him to drink that much ... more…

  • What do you play it with usually?

    Great reel! Looks kind of like it would go well with the Morning Dew and maybe Pidgeon on the Gate. I'll be taking this to the group sesh this week. Nice work :) more…

  • Also sounds great in D major

    Great tune, I agree! I first learned this tune in E minor, but I've been playing it as part of our set list, and it also sounds spectacular in D major. I usually start on an F sharp and follow the melody from there. (Might be B aeolian in that case....... more…

  • Kevin Burke?

    I think that I have an old Kevin Burke recording of this....Merry Christmas all...:) more…

  • Re: music and brainpower

    Well, I would think that Broca's area makes a perfect connotation with musicality since it's instrumental in fine motor control, coordination, speech and several other associated skills required for being a good musician. more…

  • Re: A “break” in the tradition

    Bad luck, John J. Cannot imagine your sorrow at being parted from your fiddle...start taking glucosamine/chondroitin tabs (if you aren't allergic to shellfish that is) and drinking a glass of Knox gelatin in the morning. You'll probably have to do that ... more…

  • Pen Ink and Parchment

    Amen, Amen Trevor :) Hard to fathom that the universal language now has to be universally unanimous isn't it? Especially when the creative mojo of the performance you give may inspire things others would never have otherwise considered... more…