Sean Brady’s fourteen comments

  • Re: Calluses

    I'll get it checked. Thanks more…

  • Re: Calluses

    Wow! bad technique, ganglions, Skin cancer! F--- me I'm gonna chop me hand off! more…

  • Re: Calluses

    Thanks for that Rick, It is just hard skin though. I've known several accomplished players who have them. Athena Tergis has one on her thumb too! more…

  • Re: Calluses

    thanks for the concern Marcia but I dont think I need a doctor. more…

  • Re: Calluses

    Basically on my left hand, first knuckle where I hold the fiddle more…

  • Calluses

    Hi, This is my second time around playing the fiddle. I started playing again last year and decided that this time was going to be different-regular practice, everyday for at least an hour, develop good technique etc. and apart from a few missed days ear... more…

  • Re: Left Pinky stands straight up… mostly

    The fiddle player who taught me had a straight little finger when he played and he played very well with it straight, and for many years so was mine as i tried to copy him. It was only that i had problems playing cuts and rolls with it straight that i ch... more…

  • River of Sound

    I found this last night while searching youtube for a series called bringing it all back home. Micheal O'Suilleabhain' Full series of River of sound made in 95. I remember seeing these back in the day and always wanted to see them again. They are as good ... more…

  • Re: the names given to Irish traditional tunes

    One of the best named tunes I found while looking through a book of scottish tunes many years ago was 'This is nae me ain oose' which i do believe means, this is not my own house. It still make me smirk even now more…

  • Re: Reminiscing - Arty McGlynn

    If you struggle learning tunes by ear just slow them down and learn them that way. Media player, certainly from xp onwards has the facility. Click on view-enhancements-play speed settings. You can then slow the tune to a comfortable pace to learn the it, ... more…