CáitMurphy’s thirty-five comments

  • Re: "Have traditional musicians no ambition beyond the session?"

    I've only been to Ireland as a tourist, so I may be criticizing myself here, but my impression is that many sessions in Ireland have suffered from the influx of tourists, amongst them people who don't really know what they're doing ("I know one Pogues son... more…

  • Re: Air travel with instruments

    I've even had a positive experience on RyanAir traveling to Dublin with two practice uilleann pipe sets (one for a friend). more…

  • Re: Tin whistle clogging obnoxiously

    Hi all, I know this is very late but thanks for all your comments and tips!! It was certainly an enjoyable discussion to read through 🙂 more…

  • Re: Uilleann Pipes - Playing in tune

    I second hpinson's comment on bag pressure. I live in a climate that switches between heat waves and thunderstorms. I notice that relative to the rest of the notes, the pressure I need to use for my second octave D changes greatly. If it's too dry, I have... more…

  • Re: Does anyone know any fast easy reel sets?

    Gravel Walks is considered easy on the fiddle? No wonder I get left behind (primarily a whistle player here; this tune contains everything I find challenging on the whistle). I agree it's fun to play fast though! more…

  • Re: Polka Amnesty!

    At our session we have one good player who absolutely adores polkas, one good player who absolutely detests polkas, and everyone else who just enjoys playing the music and treats polkas like the other tune types. Our beginners don't start out on polkas mo... more…

  • Re: Microphones for tin whistle

    I must add though that depending on your goals, learning ABC notation (if that is what you meant) is probably not a priority! On this site you can always click on the "sheet music" button under the abc, or use that website I posted that converts abc to pd... more…

  • Re: Microphones for tin whistle

    Hi Lincoln Boy, do you mean ABC notation? If so, you could try some of the pages here: more…

  • Re: Practice!

    I agree that motivation is important, and will also shape your practice approach. I personally play for fun, so I'm not interested in forcing myself to practice daily in a rigid way in order to become a master player. more…

  • Re: Buying uilleann pipes/Patrick Sky

    Oh and he said I would most likely get them in November or December. Not too bad, Pat Sky's waiting time is 2-3 months right now I believe, and Didier Heuline currently is six months for a practice (though I think he had a longer waiting time just a bit a... more…