AlBrown’s seven thousand, six hundred and nine comments

  • Re: Trad Guitar

    Donal Clancy is a very effective guitarist, not flashy, but always hitting the right mark. He has done a lot of work with Danu and also on his own. more…

  • Re: Second octave on D flute…

    It takes a while to get the hang of transitioning between the octaves. But you will get there. You got some good advice up above, and if you can, find a teacher to give you some lessons, it will be well worth your money and your time. more…

  • Re: Clarke Original D 200th Special Edition whistle

    Even without the fancy plating, I think Clarke originals are the best whistles around. more…

  • Re: Theory in Irish Music

    A 7 chord here, and a diminished chord there, and pretty soon you are playing jazz. It's a slippery slope. :-) more…

  • Re: Polka (?) name

    There are more polkas than there are names for polkas. more…

  • Re: Which instrument(s)?

    We were in the Catskills for the Irish Week, and went to a session. My wife, a fiddler, looked around at the five accordions gathered around the circle and said, "I'm in hell." ;-) more…

  • Re: B/C Irish Button Accordion players…

    I have a Saltarelle Irish Bouebe from the Button Box, and have been happy with it for years. more…

  • Re: How many instruments

    It's not how many instruments you play that is important, it is how many you play well. more…

  • Re: “How long have you been playing?”

    I answer honestly, "I don't know. A while." You can get away with that when your hair turns grey. more…

  • Re: Young men with beards

    I had a moustache for years, because that is all the service would allow me, and have had a beard since I retired. The beard has grown from goatee to full beard now that I have retired from my civilian job as well. It helps compensate for the lack of hair... more…