Jarek (Yarek) Zelinski’s thirty-six comments

  • Re: Northern Bar

    Prefer singers and am more open to other styles, tradition is so important, but socialising with others too... IMHO Blackfriars is more commercial addressed for tourists.. (similar to Dublin's Temple Bar...) more…

  • Re: Long live sessions!

    I've been keeping an eye on the Royal Oak and Captains pubs in Edinburgh, there you can see things are back to normal, and that's gratifying.... more…

  • Re: Role of the Tin Whistle

    bigsciota, I agree.. more…

  • Re: Role of the Tin Whistle

    The best advice I ever got: before you join a group for the first time in a session, listen to that group play a thousand times... 🙂 .. and don't be angry if you get kicked out, just change pub... ;), if it turns out that there are no more pubs, it is a ... more…

  • Re: Role of the Tin Whistle

    The topic is "Role of the Tin Whistle: I would just like to check to make sure that I am understanding how a tin whistle fits into trad music playing in groups. " more…

  • Re: Role of the Tin Whistle

    Atsunrise, exactly, we have two variants: all play the same melody unisono, it is simple and easy for any traditional sessions. If we want to start something more, e.g. second voice, background melody, e.t.c. we need agreement and rules... more…

  • Re: Role of the Tin Whistle

    "The whole idea of counter-melody on any instrument is a fraught topic in this music. " more…

  • Re: C natural thumb hole — yes/no?

    Most of the traditional tunes were composed for six holes whistle/system... If you want to have only one flute for many keys, buy a recorder. Try to play recorder on sessions, and decide 6 hols or other systems. Yes, this is a "Word for word". more…

  • Re: Whistle (or flute) do you sometimes break up constant slurring for variety? (if so where/when?)

    I completely agree Aaron: too much ornamentation is probably even worse than no ornamentation at all.... I think it's the melody itself that counts, it shouldn't get lost in ornaments. more…

  • Re: Susato G

    Thing the same: "I have found this to be common in all plastic/synthetic material whistles, particularly the high B. ", I moved to aluminium Dixons... more…