fiddlerpianist’s twenty-one comments

  • The Harp and Fiddle

    Weekly session from 8-10pm. Laid back, friendly, well attended session. Led by some fantastic trad musicians who live in the area. Intermediate level and up. more…

  • Re: Galway Arms

    I'm happy to say that this session is still going strong since I first posted about it 15 years ago (eesh, does time fly!) more…

  • Lucy Campbell's has its origins in Scotland as a 6-part strathspey. more…

  • Re: Bands forming sessions and Bands formed out of sessions.

    Yes, this happened to me when I was visiting Boston. The Burren boasted sessions seven nights a week, and I figured, "Hey, this is Boston! It must be true." So I go there on a Friday night. and the session is mic-ed (a bad sign). The whole night, I am ba... more…

  • Re: Frankie Kennedy’s death

    Thanks for doing the research. I am fairly certain it was leukemia. For some reason, I remember that specifically. There are a few mentions of Frankie dying of leukemia on the Internet, but definitely nothing more specific than that. more…

  • Frankie Kennedy’s death

    Hi folks, more…

  • What a great time!

    I was visiting the area and stopped by this session. Pat Egan and Tim Britton were there, as well as an old friend from college. The dynamics of the session were perfect... just the right amount of tunes, no one dominating, just enough talk. Thanks to eve... more…

  • Re: question for ye…

    Reel Beatrice is one that comes to mind. Very harmonic-minory. But guess what? It's not Irish. 🙂 more…

  • Re: Visiting musicians.

    It seems that the people at some of the sessions I have visited tend to assume that the visitor doesn't know very much about Irish music. The visitor tries to make polite, ice-breaking conversation, but this gesture isn't generally reciprocated, and so th... more…

  • I kicked off my holiday with this session back in February. I had been told by many musicians in Chicago that Hughes was the place to go for great music in Dublin. I had a great time. more…