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Fac ut gaudeam. - Clint Eastwood. :D


Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscripti catapultas habebunt :lol:

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And I love the way I can play (with a big lump of metal mute applied) sitting at the kitchen table at 4am if I want to! Find me UP's you can do that with. OR a whistle for that matter.

ON A SAD NOTE, I got really fed up with the bitchin' and backbiting on the UP forum. Stopped visiting because I didn't want to get contaminated by the vitriol. From the above it looks like this strings forum's going to go the same way?

Very sad. Still, it encourages me to forum less and practice more.


Let's not make this forum a backbiting forum. Let's have as fun as it's always been here. Let Cooper be an Englishman and let those who prefer Cranitch do that. Just don't let us bash each other because this forum is about having fun with musical instruments and make new friends, isn't it? If we don't agree, so be it, we can't agree on everything.


Brewerpaul, if your left arm hurts by holding the fiddle, maybe you should try to hold it more with your chin and shoulder than with the arm. Do you use a shoulder rest? I certainly helps. I also get pains in the arm if I haven't played in a while, but I'm trying to hold it as much as possible with my chin.
Mutes are wonderful inventions!!!!! I tend to forget I have one, and not play night-time. Then I play the mandolin instead. But of course I could play more fiddle!!!

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ON A SAD NOTE, I got really fed up with the bitchin' and backbiting on the UP forum. Stopped visiting because I didn't want to get contaminated by the vitriol. From the above it looks like this strings forum's going to go the same way?

Very sad. Still, it encourages me to forum less and practice more.


Now you have learned something about Piping! Pipers are nearly always 'contrary' or badtempered. I have no idea why eventhough I can squeeze a few tunes myself!

There is no bitchin here except for the Oirish exposing fakes such as Mr Cooper the English Fiddler setting up as an authority on Irish fiddling, which OC he knows absolutely nothing about except what he heard on some CD /Record.

You could easily still play TW - I do - and it takes nothing away from your fiddling -, also it will make a better piper of you far quicker than fighting with bad chanters, bad reeds, heck bad timing as well.

Tunes I have off well on TW today are several reels in Bminor eg Bag Of Spuds - several in Eminor eg Cooley's, heap of Chieftain Jigs eg Banish Misfortune, The Humors Of Trim, Garret Barry's etc etc. A couple of longdances eg The Job Of Journeywork etc.

Listening to myself on tape playing TW and TRYING to play along on fiddle has taught me more about what I do wrong fiddling than the 30 years of playing in sessions / bands etc that I used waste my time on.

It can be a very interesting hobby.

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Pipers are nearly always 'contrary' or badtempered. I have no idea why eventhough I can squeeze a few tunes myself!


Whereas the opinion I have formed of Fiddlers, so far at any rate, is that they are the salt of the earth. Long may they be so! :)

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Fac ut gaudeam. - Clint Eastwood. :D


Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscripti catapultas habebunt :lol:


Cuiusvis hominis est errare; nullius nisi insipientis in errore perseverare. :D

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Cuiusvis hominis est errare; nullius nisi insipientis in errore perseverare. :D


Tuis pugis pignore! :D

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Joseph E. Smith wrote:

Cuiusvis hominis est errare; nullius nisi insipientis in errore perseverare. :D


Tuis pugis pignore! :D


Flamma fumo est proxima, solum potestis prohibere ignes silvarum!!!

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Quid fit?

Modo itera omnia quae mihi nunc nuper narravisti, sed nunc Anglice? :boggle:

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Quid fit?


Naw, just bored. :D

I guess I need to 'Fac ut vivas'.

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I've been fiddling for about a year and a half.

I'm slowly getting the hang of it.

Good to see so many other whistler/fiddlers around!

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yeah, play the fiddle but it comes 3rd to the harp and the uilleann pipes. wish i'd practiced it more when i was younger as its a lot easier to carry around than a damn harp!!

great craic in sessions to swap instruments and confuse the hell out of the crowd.

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yeah, play the fiddle but it comes 3rd to the harp and the uilleann pipes. wish i'd practiced it more when i was younger as its a lot easier to carry around than a damn harp!!

great craic in sessions to swap instruments and confuse the hell out of the crowd.


but not nearly so good for slicing runner beans. Pros and cons.

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not so much into me runner beans, more into heinz to be honest. on toast!!

no point gettin into a discussion bout beans i don't think

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not so much into me runner beans, more into heinz to be honest. on toast!!

no point gettin into a discussion bout beans i don't think



With an English chap probably not, but in other times the runner bean was a mighty way to get out of a bad jam ...haw haw haw. OTOH today with Al Crydah so busy trying to exterminate all white westerners ESP the Brits, all is forgiven and we Oirish are rigthy up thar with em doin the Crusader stomp!

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