Dwatted Wabbit’s fourteen comments

  • More history on "Naked and Bare"?

    Does anyone have or know of any more history about this tune? How far back does it date? (A Google search brings up this site/reference and little else.) more…

  • Re: Cleaning Whistles

    I clean my wooden instruments with denatured alcohol, using a small strip of soft cotton cloth (old cotton T-shirts work well) held by a loop in the end of a piece of wire (I make it from a coat hanger). Swab thoroughly two or three times to remove lint,... more…

  • Re: Would you describe yourself as a musician or a player?

    Hmmmm - a good point made there - not a bad perspective. It still comes back to 1) how you perceive your ability to play, 2) how others perceive your ability to play, and 3) the balance between the two. It's still a conflict of subjective vs. objective,... more…

  • Re: Standard Session Tune List

    Thanks, folks, for all the lists and ideas. That was what I wanted to know, and the lists are great. more…

  • Standard Session Tune List

    Folks in these discussions often refer to "a standard session tune list." Has anyone posted such a list, and if so, where can I find it? more…

  • Re: Tune for a wedding

    If you're not locked into an Irish traditional piece, The Montana Mandolin Society has a CD out called "As Far As I Can See" which has a tune called "Queen's Jubilee," which I played for a friend's wedding. Lovely piece. That CD and their other one (nam... more…

  • Re: finger tips v second finger joint on whistle

    (These discussions threads sure can wander from the original subject, can't they? Kind of like the old game "Telephone," a/k/a "Gossip.") more…

  • Re: On the off chance I ever find a session near me…

    I haven't seen much in the way of sessions, Irish traditional or otherwise, in the Boston area yet - but maybe I need to check the website on a more regular basis. I was in Virginia for six years, and the coffee house down the street held open mike sessi... more…

  • Re: Would you describe yourself as a musician or a player?

    I am not a professional musician, and have little formal training. But I like to play various instruments, and work to do well at it. Like anyone else, I've got a broad repertoire of tunes of varying degrees of dificulty: some I play really well, some I... more…

  • Re: Barndances, Germans, Hornpipes, Highlands, Flings, Highland Flings, Schottisches etc.

    Well, this discussion could have knocked me over with a feather! I never knew that a "barndance" was a specific kind of tune. My only knowledge of a "barndance" is a group of people gathering in a barn to dance a variety of folk dances - rounds, squares... more…