JamesMilroy’s ten comments

  • Re: UK Sessions allowed?!

    We've restarted our sessions outside on the local common. Everyone brings their own chair and refreshments. I'm not sure if the cows constitute an audience (last week we sat in a circle around a large cow pat) but it was lovely to be playing again in plea... more…

  • Re: Do you remember the first tune you learned?

    The Hills of Lochiel - otherwise known here as The Banks of the Devon more…

  • Re: Best source for Whistle tunes?

    100% agree with above - I always check out JACKB's transcriptions first for whistle. more…

  • Re: Tunes for a Bb Whistle?

    As said above, you can play any ITM tune on a Bb whistle if it's a solo (or you can persuade your accompanying musicians to transpose). I find the Bb good for practicing fingering for new tunes as it's easier on the ear than a high D. I also play mine wit... more…

  • The Ram

    We meet at The Ram from 8-ish on the first Thursday of every month, mostly playing tunes from Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales and France with a smattering of Scandinavian and North American tunes. All musicians are welcome to join us and we even have a ... more…

  • The Ale House

    We meet at the Ale House from 8-ish on the third Thursday of every month, mostly playing tunes from Ireland, Scotland, England, Wales and France with a smattering of Scandinavian and North American tunes. All musicians are welcome to join us and we even h... more…

  • Re: Tunes for low A and G whistles

    Thanks for these tunes. They’re all new to me. I think Lafferty’s is perfectly playable on a high D but also great on the low A. I’ll now have to do some transposing. Any more suggestions gratefully received... more…

  • Re: Tunes for low A and G whistles

    Thanks Stiamh - Mountain Road is perfect and I’ll check out the other tunes. Yes, I’m thinking there must be more suitable tunes in A (isn’t this a favourite key for fiddlers?) that go down to a low A but not higher than G in upper octave. more…

  • Tunes for low A and G whistles

    I’m trying to give my fellow musicians some relief from the shrillness of my high D whistle. Maybe it’s just my way of playing it but I think some of them would rather listen to their own tinnitus, especially when I'm up in the second octave. Of cour... more…

  • Regular sessions now every 2nd and 4th Thursday in the month, from around 8.30 more…