vjohnson’s ten comments

  • Re: The Hammered Dulcimer in Ireland today?

    Just a note from a HD player. If the HD player knows what they are doing, has dampers it can be quite succesful at session. more…

  • Re: Off To California

    Just learning the Liverpool hornpipe from the "Irish Session Tune Book" ... noticed that Off to California has a key signature of Bb ??? If you ignore the flats and play the tune it is correct for the key of G. Am I missing something?? more…

  • Re: Shingly Beach

    Does anyone have the chords for this? more…

  • Chords

    Does anyone have chords to this ?? more…

  • Chords

    Can someone post the chords? Even though I'm learning this on the fiddle I like to know the chord changes... TIA.... victoria more…

  • Re: A better appreciation for reels?

    I'm in the same boat but my avoidance of reels comes from the fact that I don't play them well. I don't seem to be able to get them up to speed. I find myself sticking to jigs, hornpipes etc. I read a lot about bowing reels but my approach is just to list... more…

  • Re: Left Pinky stands straight up… mostly

    Wow... lots of great info. Thanks all... I just tried the Cowling exercises .. OMG.. that will take some doing.... and doing ....... and doing. more…

  • Left Pinky stands straight up… mostly

    Went to camp recently and the instructor said I needed to work on getting control of my left hand pinky. He had me stand my fingers up then place them back down. Ok, my pinky falls exactly into place... until I start to play and then it tends to fly up (m... more…

  • Moved

    This session is now the "Galloway Session" on Republic Rd. more…

  • Herman the carpenter

    From the Fiddlers Companion more…