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Long time listener - first time player!

Started Mar 30, 2013 0 Replies

Hello everyone!It's nice to be here. I'm a long time fan of Traditional Irish music, I've listened to LiveIreland Radio for years.I would really like to play TIM, but I getting started has been…Continue

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Saitama, Japan
What Instrument ( inc Voice ) Do You Play ?
Viola as my primary instrument. Also working on the tin whistle and low whistle.
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I am originally from the USA, but now I reside in Japan with my Japanese husband. I took up the Japanese koto and before that the shamisen for a couple years, but decided to take a break and go back to my viola roots. I hear viola isn't a great fiddle for ITM, but I'd like to see if I can prove that wrong. I decided to make viola my focus, but I'll find some time to learn the tin and low whistles. I love the Irish flute too, but I don't think I'll be able to give it the time and dedication it needs. I'm sure the whistles will keep me happy. (^-^)

I hope I can make Irish trad friends online and here in Japan, and I hope someday I can visit Ireland to play my music, and meet my family there. ^^

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At 17:04 on March 26, 2015, Dhomhnaill A. Lopez said…

Hey Evyn. I'm very excited to see you've started a "Fiddling On Viola" group. I'll be looking forward to see how it goes. Wish I knew how to play just so I could join. {;^)

Cheers, Danny

At 15:10 on January 27, 2015, Toru Kumagai said…

 Thank you for your request. I've registered TradConnect but my page is empty still…going to fill it soon.

 Well, I'm living in Kyoto,a fan of Irish Traditional Music and Set Dancing. I've been learning flute and whistle as beginner and with my friends, we are organizing set dancing class in Osaka.

 Please keep in touch!

At 18:21 on January 24, 2015, Kiki Hanishina said…

Thank you so much for your request!

At 15:31 on January 21, 2015, Evyn Koyama said…
Thanks Danny! I got really sidetracked. But with koto finishing, and my regular habit of getting exited for St Patrick's day around this time of year, I think im back on track! I'll do my best with ITM on my viola. Looks like there isn't much support for the idea, but I believe in it! I'd also like to FINALLY try Irish flute as well, still love the sound!
At 14:41 on January 21, 2015, Dhomhnaill A. Lopez said…

Wow!!! Glad to see you're alive and kicking!!! I'd love to hear what you do with that viola & ITM. The deeper sound of the larger body should add an interest to the mix. I believe it should fit in nicely. Good to see you back. Cheers,


At 18:10 on April 23, 2013, Dhomhnaill A. Lopez said…

P.S.: I owe you a nickel!!!!

At 18:09 on April 23, 2013, Dhomhnaill A. Lopez said…

Yaaaayy, Evyn,.......YAAAAYYYY!!!! :^)

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