Ofer Hopstone Groman
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Tel Aviv
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What Instrument ( inc Voice ) Do You Play ?
Whistle, Pipes, Box, Bodhran
What level are you at ?

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Ofer Hopstone Groman's Discussions

Practicing and learning tunes as a fresh parent..

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brid Clarke Mar 20, 2012. 1 Reply

I've been playing the box for about a year now and recently became a parent to a beautiful little girl.She's a month and a half old now and so far it's been quite a challenge to creep into the music…Continue

Boy and Girl by Solas

Started Dec 10, 2011 0 Replies

Heya everyone.. I'm currently learning this tune on my B/C accordion and if you put aside the "How the hell do I count this?!!" it's pretty much fun!The only problem is I can't seem to get the chord…Continue

Tags: irregular, beat, tune, girl, boy

Recommend Quebecois bands

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Hall Nov 24, 2011. 5 Replies

I personally love Quebecois music, especially their footwork. It's interesting to listen to bands like "La Bottine Souriante" that incorporate Irish tunes into their sets. I also like "Genticorum" -…Continue

Tags: free, fiddle, pipes, uilleann, online

David Munnelly's thumb technique

Started Aug 5, 2011 0 Replies

So.. I still have serious tendon pain in the thumb that prevents me from playing the boxand I've discovered that David Munnelly always plays with his thumb -behind-the buttons and not on the…Continue

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About Me

I fell in love with trad-Irish music when I was 19. It was a time when Irish music was quite popular here.. we had tons of festivals, many bands and artists were performing (Dervish, John McSherry and more).

Back then I got myself a Waltons Bodhran and a Generation crooked whistle. After quickly figuring out "this is the music I want to play for the rest of my life" I started to dig deeper into the genre, discovering Planxty, Lunasa, Bothy Band, Dervish, Danu..

As the years went by I got better Bodhrans (O'kane, White) and better whistles
(Dixon, Sindt, Chieftains..). I also bought myself a second hand set of Uilleann Pipes (Ray Sloan) and after two years of practicing I sold that set and finally got myself
an Andreas Rogge set. About 4 months ago I got my Saltarelle B/C Box
and I believe that is the only instrument I ever want to play on.

Israel only has 1 active session in a little Irish pub in Tel-Aviv. The entire community of Irish players contains about 15-20 active players.. It's an interesting challenge, but you make the best of it and hope to save enough money to get back to Ireland and go straight to Doolin :)

But enough about me! What about you?? :)

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