fireontheriver’s eleven comments

  • Learning banjo

    I recently dug up my dad's old tenor banjo while cleaning out the basement at my parents' house, and I'd like to learn to play it. I have absolutely no idea where to start though, and I was wondering if anyone could recommend some resources or learning m... more…

  • Re: Slow Air Name

    Both tunes in the set are variations (air and hornpipe) of An Pàistin Fíonn, which is a traditional Irish song. more…

  • Re: Visitors to Irish pubs and their treatment of musicians

    @SmashTheWindows more…

  • Re: air travel with whistles

    Getting instruments through security really depends on who happens to be at the x-ray scanner and how good of a mood they're in. I travel between Britain and the US quite frequently, and sometimes there's no mention of it, while other times I'm asked to ... more…

  • Re: Flute Hand Pains

    As pretty much everyone else on here has mentioned, check the way you're holding your flute (grip, posture, etc.) to make sure you're not doing anything that would cause an injury. If that's fine, it could just be your muscles getting used to the somewha... more…

  • Re: Shetland Tunebooks?

    I don't think sheet music books lend themselves particularly well to digital copies. If I recall correctly "Ringing Strings" is actually a bunch of photocopies of handwritten tunes, which would make it even more difficult to digitise. You're probably be... more…

  • Recording

    There's a quite nice recording of this tune on the Fiddlers' Bid album Naked And Bare, under the title Christchurch Cathedral. It's a beautiful piece from a great band, and definitely worth checking out. more…

  • Christchurch Cathedral

    This tune is actually on The Session here https://thesession.org/tunes/6249 more…

  • Re: Just say no to cat gut.

    Eccentric indeed, considering catgut is made from sheep. more…

  • “Breakfast at Lady A’s”

    My mistake, apparently Coleman's is an alternative title for that tune. The current link goes to the wrong page; anyone know how to fix that? more…