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PostPosted: Tue Sep 08, 2015 2:05 pm 
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When the Washboard and Gut Bucket Twins show up, I know things are going to get janky.

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Singers.
The first instrument. The only one common to every musical tradition.

So under-represented at sessions...

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Fiddle, which is possibly odd since I don't play fiddle but can play whistle, flute, banjo, mandolin, and bouzouki. I often think maybe it's BECAUSE I don't play it that it's my favorite.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 7:55 am 
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I'm with you Thomaston. I only want to play the flute but good fiddle playing bends my heart.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 1:37 pm 
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Anything played competently - but I'm fine with beginners who are keen to learn on any instrument [ more or less ].
One guitar - no more.
One bodhran - no more.
.... and I love it when another flute player turns up unexpectedly.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:02 pm 
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You did ask about 'in a session', I have to admit I am stumped! Sweet harmony :0) One time I was over the moon about Banjos, then one hit me on the head! Not over the moon about it anymore. But it is hard not to get drawn to a good fiddler.


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I like to play the guitar but playing drum is also my passion when i playing any tune with my group fellow.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:17 pm 
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I'm a flute player, and when a session's getting largish I love sitting next to a banjo player. That crisp, plunky sound brings all the other instruments, as well as the shape of the tune, into focus--especially in a reel.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2016 7:41 pm 
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Woodwinds and bodhrans, and really good fiddles.

The local group is about 60% fiddles, with maybe four whistlers or flautists.

Also, the band Ballydowse did some very nice things with a didgeridoo.


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Necroposting, but what the heck.

For backup, a tastefully played harp or piano, please. Or even a little raunchy Cape Breton style for the piano.

For melody, pipes, boxes, fiddles, other flutes.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:04 pm 
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An Draighean wrote:
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.


The greatest arrangement of Strayaway Child ever by the way. :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:01 pm 
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For me it's gotta be the tenor banjo, bodhran, and then a button box. I love a good bodhran player who can keep a beat for everyone, the squeezeboxes just have a unique sound I think you don't get from other session instruments, and kind of the same thing for the banjo, I just love that twang.


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