Leitrim lad ’s forty-six comments

  • Re: Gig or Session ?

    Ben, my advice to you, and perhaps to quote your own phrase of ' you don't know', is that you would therefore be better served listening to people who do know.. furthermore, my interest is certainly not hopeless, my interest is of genuine concern, a conc... more…

  • Re: Gig or Session ?

    trish..i can just see that A-board outside the pub...Irish Music Tonight, Musicans Not Welcome... wouldn't be half more…

  • Re: The “good musicians” need a place to play too.

    ..there is a broad consensus of agreement that sessions and the attitudes of many of those playing in them has changed...commercial sessions are what they are and have fast become the norm, money talks and b/sh#t walks so as to speak... but its sad and u... more…

  • Re: Gig or Session ?

    Nice to see a healthy response to my post. By all means there is two sides two the argument, but the obvious changing face of Irish Trad is somewhat hard for older people like myself to grapple with and accept and for that reason I can only fall on one si... more…

  • Gig or Session ?

    Nameless pub in Sligo last night..attended a session only to watch four unwelcoming young musicians play in Eb , a well rehearsed 2 hour set of obscure tunes. At 10:30 two musicians entered the bar, one with a fiddle the other a guitar, they were snubbed ... more…

  • Re: Irish Times, Michael Harding Writes about Flute Playing

    ....well done KENNY..lets be positive...at the very least...Cruinniú na bhFliúit looks good..bit far though, not much on the page about it, have you any more info, i might pop done myself... more…

  • Re: Irish Times, Michael Harding Writes about Flute Playing

    Ailin.....yes you did miss it....simple as ! ...you need to stretch your literal understanding of the whole article ...sorry, perhaps not .....<chuckle chuckle>... more…

  • Re: Irish Times, Michael Harding Writes about Flute Playing

    ...as well as many positives, there is also negatives in Irish Trad music, one of the main complaints is that there is bad attitude in the music with many.........reading some of the above posts, I can see were that comes from. more…

  • Irish Times, Michael Harding Writes about Flute Playing

    ..I copied and posted this article from the todays Irish Times , simply to open it up to a greater audience. It describes how Michael here see's his music aligned more to his inner self, his feelings, moods and expressions rather than in terms of glaring ... more…

  • Re: Changing Attitudes To Irish Traditional Music

    ..many thanks Donald Duck......folks I think I have run my course with this discussion...point made more…