"Hi. I can heartily recommend the instruments made by Dave Shapiro. He was in Doolin and is relocating to Kerry. He has a website, you can find it by Google searching his name. By my experience, he is not expensive for a very fine quality instrument.…"
Hi all. Danny, thanks for re-posting as I wasn't a member in '11. Don't know if you will see this reply or not, but I agree, mostly, with Dick's opinions. At our local, there is an alpha guitar accomanist or two…"
"Hi all. Danny, thanks for re-posting as I wasn't a member in '11. Don't know if you will see this reply or not, but I agree, mostly with Dick's opinions. At our local, there is an alpha guitar accomanist or two and I always try…"
"Hi Danny. Happy Memorial day weekend, mate. Where can I find the "Thrash" article? Can you post a link at your convenience? Chris, I have played sessions in Ft. Myers, FL, US and one of the players has a Davey Stuart that sounds wonderful.…"
"Liam, I also just got one of Nick's zouks. (Kudos to Bill for posting such comprehensive contact info) I had a K&K in my Herb Taylor, and I liked it very much. But for it to work at it's max, you also need the little pre-amp that is…"
"Ayep, Danny. Let's just say Social Security is securely in my 'rear view mirror!"
Oh, and you might get a kick out of this. I was at session last night in Boulder, and a woman was there who has been playing for years but…"
Likewise... My take on volume in a zouk is simple. It's not the same kind of big body/big sound instrument that a guitar is. It will never compete in that sense, and like yourself prefer a subtler approach. When in session, esp…"
My first instrument in the CBOM family was an O.M. It had a beautiful sound but the 'voice' was not big enough for session play and I wanted a longer scale length. A friend offered to buy it and with the proceeds purchased…"
I have played two of the guitar bodied zouks. One made by Phil Crump in CA and one by the maker of mine, Herb Taylor. Both were lovely sounding instruments, however they had a tone less like the bouzouki sound we are used to hearing, I…"
"If interested you can find clips of Paddy accompanying Mike McGoldrick on You Tube and also search for Eoin and find many examples of his playing. He seems to provide a simpler approach than Paddy, but both, to me, are outstanding. A departure from…"
"Hey Brian. I read your comments with some interest as I'm still trying to 'find my footing' when it comes to accompaniment. There are two players, besides the 'way showers' who I admire a great deal. Paddy Kerr and Eoin…"
"Hey Danny. Sorry about your 'challenging' mother's day. Ours was a bit more serene. Although there are times, when visiting me ma, that I have to bite my tongue, too. The session last night was mighty. Didn't tuck in until half…"
"Hey Danny, et. al. Cheers to all wives, significant others, and family members for a happy mother's day... after herself retires, as is her habit, early, will be off to the local in Boulder, CO, USA, for the session and an evening of…"
I have performed with multiple bands, recorded on five CDs, and participate in sessions weekly. I am available for musical projects, gigs and craic. Interested in sharing, learning, improving and supporting Irish traditional music and other Celtic music styles.
Hey John, Have you been up to Greeley, CO? There's a store there called "Whistle & Drum" (check them out on their website). The owner there sells Tin Whistles and Bodhrans, and I believe they have a session or two going on. Get back to me when you can. Cheers,
Hey John, Was born and raised in NYC. I've been living here in PA for the past 20 some odd years. Recently relocated down to Stewartstown, York County, about 2 years ago. Adams County's a hop, skip and jump from here. Hope your CO area wasn't affected by recent wildfires and crazy weather. Keep in touch, Danny