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  • Re: Guitar Cd’s?

    I second Dónal Clancy's album, great choice of tunes. more…

  • Re: Puzzled. Is it etiquette or something else?

    Just to clarify my OP again, I was in no way complaining, or feeling needy. I had just noticed how this etiquette seemed starkly different from other musical contexts I've experienced, and wondered what I was missing. A lot of subtlety apparently. Ha! Tha... more…

  • Re: Puzzled. Is it etiquette or something else?

    Jackmccann2: thank you. more…

  • Re: Puzzled. Is it etiquette or something else?

    The passive aggressiveness I mentioned wasn't in relation to the sessions at all, just society in general, and perhaps why slagging can be misunderstood here, in general. Everything, session wise is really great, I'm very content, not complaining at all. ... more…

  • Re: Puzzled. Is it etiquette or something else?

    AB: Yes, people are still welcomed and acknowledged. It's not like anyone is being rude, and people are nice to each other for the most part. It's a great fun, friendly atmosphere! I love all the sessions I attend here. I think perhaps I was just missing ... more…

  • Re: Puzzled. Is it etiquette or something else?

    I think I should have worded the OP differently, and used "feedback" rather than "compliment". I really wasn't thinking along the lines of flattery at all. As I mentioned earlier, in other musical settings I've been in, people were very forthcoming with f... more…

  • Re: Puzzled. Is it etiquette or something else?

    Two of these are small groups 3-7, and one public session that ranges from 5-30. more…

  • Re: Puzzled. Is it etiquette or something else?

    Thanks for your thoughts everyone. I thought it might be an ettiquite thing. I'm certainly not going around gushing with compliments, nor could I ever be accused of being patronizing. I've ocassionally said something like "that was great", when truly move... more…

  • Puzzled. Is it etiquette or something else?

    So, I play in three or so different sessions in my town, all with a sort of core group of men aged 50+. I am frequently the only female (which may have nothing to do with anything). But the issue is, when I like someone’s playing, or tune choice, or not... more…

  • Re: Struggling to Learn Tunes by Ear, any suggestions?

    Macdara O Raghallaigh uses a lot of fancy and sometimes complex variations on that album (Ego Trip, one of my favorites!), but perhaps not the best to start learning by ear... Also, not likely the way you will find them played in sessions. I think band r... more…