Kevvyf’s ten comments

  • Re: The Blooming Heather

    Sorry Nigel for taking 3 years to reply. I hunted DC Ramsay down to find out more about the guy who worked on my fiddle. Here's one clue - more…

  • The tune was written by D C Ramsay of Glasgow. I know very little about him apart from that he lived in the second half of the 19th century; he wrote this; he also wrote '4 Diagrams Illustrative of Intervals, Scales, and Chords (Glasgow)' in 1860, and he ... more…

  • Isaac’s welcome to the world.

    Yep, it's in 10/8. I'm arranging it to follow Pipe major Evan MacRae's tune Duncan the Gauger in 6/8. more…

  • Mfafh

    On line 5 all the second c sharps in the bar should be played an octave below the first one, that is, on the g string. It's like a diminished chord. more…

  • Re: Enhancement suggestions to The Session

    That's great, Jeremy. This is a worldwide site you're running, and it's good to find people in your own area who are into this music. more…

  • Re: Does anybody recognize this tune?

    Okay, this is a long shot, but it definitely bears a bit of a resemblance to the third part of The Musical Priest. Check it out. more…

  • Re: On the Importance of Being Laid Back

    Interesting to read your angst about not being from Ireland, nor am I, living in the North East of Scotland. I too have an Irish granny and I play the Scottish music from around my area as well as Irish music. We, as people who love this music, should rem... more…

  • Re: Does anybody recognize this tune?

    I'm hearing echos of something we play at a session. Give's a week and I'll try and get a name and/or some abc's. If I'm right, the bit you have is a third part. more…

  • Re: Electric Fiddle

    Yes, I know what David means. The first pickup I bought was a Barcus Berry, I think Californian, device that screwed onto the bridge and gave just such a sound as you describe. There's always a danger that thinking about the amplification level in an elec... more…

  • Re: Electric Fiddle

    I have a friend who uses a Skyinbow 5-string electric fiddle/viola, made by Kenny Johnstone in the Shetland Isles, which is fine. I don't use an electric, because I don't want to have to carry 2 instruments around for when I'm in an acoustic situation. more…