dr.a.n.brown’s eight comments

  • Re: Tune for current icy roads in UK?

    Well the obvious one is the reel “Ice on the Road”. Since we’ve got wind as well, there’s “Moving Cloud”. From the US Old Time repertoire, there’s “Back Up and Push” or “Cold Frosty Morning”. more…

  • Re: PRS and pub sessions in Scotland

    I’m a lawyer in Edinburgh. Although copyright law isn’t my field, I think the pub owner should see a lawyer, explain what is happening and get advice about the PRS demand. The issues that would arise would include: more…

  • Re: mandolin pickups

    For a supplier of McIntyre pick ups in the UK, try The Acoustic Music Company in Brighton. more…

  • Re: traditional hymns

    The Complete Mission Praise includes “I heard the voice of Jesus say (Come unto me and rest)” to the tune “The Star of the County Down” (which, incomprehensibly, it calls a “Traditional English” tune). more…

  • Re: zero Fret mystery ( 2nd time ?)

    Lars wrote that it is considered “cheap” to use a zero fret and that you usually find it on cheap insturments. Not so. Fylde use zero frets on both guitars and mandolins (and, I think) on bouzoukis. more…

  • Re: Inviting All Lurkers to Reveal Themselves

    I’ve posted a couple of times but that’s all so I think I qualify as a lurker. My name is Alastair and I live in Edinburgh, Scotland. more…

  • Re: mandolin shopping tips

    I own a Weber and they certainly are good. If you’re looking for a new mandolin, try a Mid Missouri, which gets a good name on the CoMando mandolin discussion list when it comes to lower priced instruments. more…

  • Re: Who’s who and who plays what?

    Hello, folks. I’m Alastair and I live in Edinburgh (Scotland). I play mandolin and guitar-but mainly mandolin for Session type music. more…