frkrygow’s one hundred and twenty-eight comments

  • Re: Covid and us

    Our sessions persisted outdoors and distanced (but with much smaller turnout) as long as weather permitted, but they've ended due to the cold weather. My closest music friends and I will be eligible for the vaccine within a few weeks. I hope the music rec... more…

  • Re: The Earl’s Chair

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHQ96KAimw0 more…

  • Re: Francis Mooney’s

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proinsias_%C3%93_Maonaigh more…

  • Re: Real, Live Session!

    We've managed several in three different large, open-sided pavilions here in Northeast Ohio. The pavilion roofs and smooth concrete floors made the spaces nicely resonant. It was easy to keep appropriate distance, yet hear each other well. And the tempera... more…

  • Re: Covid: Worth learning a non woodwind instrument?

    While I'm quite careful regarding COVID, I think the fear regarding flute and whistle is a bit unrealistic. The paper "Aerosol generation from different wind instruments" says, in it's conclusion "the concentrations [of aerosols] from bassoon, piccolo, fl... more…

  • Re: Pointless

    I find keeping the whistle head warm is a great help in preventing condensation, both for whistles and recorders. I've done that by keeping the whistle (or for other gigs, recorder) tucked in my clothing when I was not playing it. I've wondered about some... more…

  • Re: Joining in

    My problem was perhaps the opposite of most. When I was first introduced to Irish Trad, I lived in a trad desert. In five or six years, I moved to another place where trad was thin on the ground. So for about 15 years I played solo. more…

  • Re: Attracted to Irish music

    My intro to Irish Trad came in the mid-1970s. Weirdly enough, I was interested in early music - medieval and renaissance stuff - which was really hard to find in those vinyl days. more…

  • Re: Anyone Can Whistle?

    I whistle very frequently just going about my business, and I sometimes worried that my office mates might object; but a couple of them gave me spontaneous compliments on my whistling. In fact, I've gotten compliments on my whistling for roughly 50 years.... more…

  • Re: Interesting session experience

    Not really a session, but a friend and I just got together to play outdoors in a very remote county park. I'd guess the 100 hectare (250 acre) park had no more than 30 people in it at any one time. more…