Steve T’s eight hundred and sixty-one comments

  • Re: ITM tattoos

    Myself I haven't got any, they are every where now and everyone who has them seems to have a reason to do so and that is entirely up to them. I used to have pictures cut from magazines of my favourite pop stars on my wall when I was a kid, I certainly wou... more…

  • Re: Removal of bad settings of a tune?

    Personally speaking I quite like to see all the different settings. Looking through a tune which has several versions gives me ideas for improvisations and adaption. I play a very limited range instrument that isn't really an Irish music session instrumen... more…

  • Re: Recommended tunes within my remit but not universally contemptuous like ‘irish washerwoman’?

    I've had a cracking 4 part pipe version in the repertoire for decades. It goes down very well in solo performances but misses the session boat as it isn't widely known and when I have tried it people jump in but then grind to a halt as the differing vers... more…

  • Re: Do tuning forks go out of tune?

    " absolutely hate the sound of techno music where every note is made e-‘perfect’. There is no art or feel in it." more…

  • Re: The Purpose of thesession.org

    When it comes to "session music" as opposed to Irish trad, on an international site, there is bound to be a spread and influence of other cultures. Irish and Scottish music are traditionally linked, Cape Bretton, American Folk, Australasian folk and so ma... more…

  • Re: The Purpose of thesession.org

    And I'll stick my neck out for keeping religion and ethnicity out of it as well. This site is brilliant for a reason and personally I wouldn't want it made meaningless as an archive of Irish Traditional Music by bedroom noodlers. more…

  • Re: Uilleann pipes

    I don't play Uilleann pipes but I do play Scottish smallpipes and borderpipes. I can't say what an optimum pressure would be for your instrument however I will suggest you might find it worthwhile to check that your bag is airtight and the various bits ar... more…

  • Re: Facebook used as a link - useful or not?

    Yep another negative here. Can't stand it and frankly get rather p****d off with organisations that do. A local session ran a private facetwerp group, with no public access, even more annoying, whilst the Lowland and Border Piping Society's decision to sw... more…

  • Re: Why the pub?

    Playing with other muso's, in a kitchen type session, may be fun and more musically accomplished in a way that an open pub session might perhaps struggle, it is however not playing out. It is not communicating through music with other people who are not p... more…

  • Re: Never Mind The Ballots

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IaIfqq69nw more…