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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:27 am 
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So this is a fun question:

What is the instrument that you enjoy the most when present at a session? Doesn't even have to be anything unique. Maybe there's a particular sound not heard often that really punches in when played well, or maybe there's a more ubiquitous instrument that you would sorely miss were a representative not there.

Any takers?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 9:00 am 
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Flute (duh!) ;)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 11:00 am 
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PIPES! What else is there?


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 30, 2015 2:06 pm 
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Any session I'm in will have pipes by default. Therefore, I would choose fiddle with accordion as a close second.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2015 11:28 pm 
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Bedside pipes, tenor banjo,flute,fiddle,squeezeeee boxes, and whistles, and then some rhythm.


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Few sessions near me have flute players, there's always fiddlers and accordion players and loads of guitars and other stringed monsters so when I bring my flute it feels appreciated, just as well cos I dont have an accordion anymore.

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Aside from my own instrument (the flute), I really enjoy when button accordion players show up to the session, and I feel the world needs more of them.


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Flute and whistle... and I also really enjoy playing tenor banjo.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 11:37 am 
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Heres a few tunes round a table, first three sets;

http://soundcloud.com/fiddlerwill/werty
http://soundcloud.com/fiddlerwill/jigs-willie
http://soundcloud.com/fiddlerwill/jigs


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I was going to say hurdy-gurdy, because I love French dance music and really enjoy playing it with people who know how to punch the rhythms out on a gurdy.

But actually I think I'm actually fairly instrument-agnostic; so long as everyone's acceptably in tune and acceptably competent, I think the best sessions are those where there's a selection of instruments, with no more than two or three of any one particular instrument.

I was also going to say that I couldn't think of an instrument that I wouldn't welcome in a session, but the guy who turned up to our predominantly G/D session with a didgeridoo pitched somewhere around the Eb region made a, er, unique contribution ...

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Whistle.

Seems like Irish Traditional Music is creeping into World Music where anything goes with any instrument/implement.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:40 pm 
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sfmans wrote:
...but the guy who turned up to our predominantly G/D session with a didgeridoo pitched somewhere around the Eb region made a, er, unique contribution ...


I'm not sure that I've ever heard a didge make a welcome contribution to anything, frankly. Hypothetically, I suppose, it'd be excellent punctuation for a f*rt joke.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:23 pm 
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s1m0n wrote:
sfmans wrote:
...but the guy who turned up to our predominantly G/D session with a didgeridoo pitched somewhere around the Eb region made a, er, unique contribution ...


I'm not sure that I've ever heard a didge make a welcome contribution to anything, frankly.


I have a Chieftains record with a didgeridoo coming in on one of the later repetitions of The Strayaway Child and I think it sounds good; makes it kind of spooky. Don't remember who plays it though. I'll grant there's not many other tunes I'd want to hear it on though.

As far as the original question goes, I love to see/hear a button accordion in a session.

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