darach’s fifty-one comments

  • Re: Alternative Backing

    Awesome, thanks everyone for the advice. Now I have more to work with. Not looking to dazzle and impress people with technical performance, just trying to provide a steady and quiet background to accent all the moods and intricacies in a tune. more…

  • Alternative Backing

    Can anyone offer tips and advice on alternative chords to use in place of the I IV V standards when backing up tunes on guitar? I'd also appreciate any info on guitar styles or tunings that enrich and emphasize rather than compete with the melody. more…

  • Yes, great tunes. Had a chance to talk to Phil here in Sauk County WI. The Tannahill Weavers came to play at little Drea's Bar in Hillpoint. I was amazed by his talent in doing triplets on the whistle by drumming his fingers up and down and that such a br... more…

  • Re: Rakes

    Nice, figured it to have many meanings. Always assumed it referred to people who rake hay, but apparently not. more…

  • Rakes

    So, what are the rakes of Kildare? more…

  • Re: The Gloaming in London!

    Nice tunes, haunting and innovative. more…

  • Re: eerie tunes

    There's a great bunch of dark tunes, thanks again. more…

  • Re: eerie tunes

    Great tunes, thanks to all of you more…

  • Re: Audience participation

    Like in Paddy in the Smoke, with bells ringing, people coughing, and a general roar whenever they switch tunes, that's fun chaos more…

  • eerie tunes

    So what are some of the darkest, most eerie tunes out there? I've got a few too many bouncy, light reels in my head and need to balance them out with some of the dark and bleak. more…