Crysania’s two hundred and seventy-two comments

  • Re: Thoughts on our webpage…

    I'm not sure I agree with your statement about guitars not being a part of the tradition, but bodhrans are (and note: I PLAY the bodhran). The bodhran has been a recent addition to the tradition, just as guitars and bouzoukis are. more…

  • Re: Do mathemeticians make the best musicians?

    As someone who is a classically trained clarinetist, composer, and music theorist, plus a whistle and bodhran player, I can say that being good at music does not mean one is good at math. I can't do math to save my life -- I'm entirely dyslexic when it c... more…

  • Re: Do bodhran players play other instruments?

    We have several bodhran players in our area and the ones who really seem to GET the instrument, who play it the best, are the ones who play other instruments. At our little session, two of us play bodhran and we both also play whistle. more…

  • Re: Boo!

    We like to play Jump at the Sun. Very creepy tune. A friend of ours, upon hearing it for the first time, said "that sounds like skeletons dancing." more…

  • Re: Learning tunes without ever hearing them played…

    <<<I'm afraid I'm guilty of assuming that the poster of that thread isn't completely familiar with the music yet. If they were, then they'd almost certainly know Lady Anne Montgomery already - it's a very common session tune.>>> more…

  • Re: “One man’s meat is another man’s poison.”

    I suppose I'm the odd one out here -- Tam Lin is one of my favourite tunes. more…

  • Re: Ruination of ITM

    Oooo...another lame wind-up? Are we all supposed to get upset about this or something? more…

  • Re: Does your family attend your session?

    I met my SO at our local session, so we still go and play together all the time. My parents have dropped into session occasionally, but really aren't that into the music. His parents live a good distance away but have made it to a session when they came... more…

  • Re: Aer Lingus!! F*%@!!!

    We just flew on Aer Lingus (Boston to Shannon) this past May. I brought my bodhran (plus purse and backpack), my partner brought his fiddle (plus his laptop backpack). We had absolutely no problem with bringing it all on as carry ons. The fiddle fits j... more…

  • Re: German 9th grade students: Survey about sessions

    Where do you come from? Syracuse, NY more…