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by Mr.Gumby
Tue Dec 12, 2023 7:31 am
Forum: Irish Traditional Music Forum
Topic: Tonguing — where and where not expected
Replies: 13
Views: 1319

Re: Tonguing — where and where not expected

I wasn’t making any such bippity suggestion Well, it was hard to read otherwise, especially when linking to a Touhey recording where the main staccato decorative devices are bcb aca and gfe triplets. Which, as it happens, is a far less extensive array than what he used in some of his more intricate...
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Dec 12, 2023 5:16 am
Forum: Uilleann Pipe forum
Topic: Sending chanter from USA to Europe - 2 questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2129

Re: Sending chanter from USA to Europe - 2 questions

Airtight boxes with or without something humidifying go a long way.
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Dec 12, 2023 5:03 am
Forum: Irish Traditional Music Forum
Topic: Tonguing — where and where not expected
Replies: 13
Views: 1319

Re: Tonguing — where and where not expected

Closing the end of the chanter on uilleann pipes provides the same basic capability but it is mainly used to add staccato articulation to the extensive array of other decorative devices, as heard above in the ten-year-older recording by Patsy Touhey. Hm, I would suggest a close listening would reve...
by Mr.Gumby
Tue Dec 05, 2023 7:23 am
Forum: Irish Traditional Music Forum
Topic: Bothy Band re-form for "Celtic Connections" Jan.2024
Replies: 4
Views: 2620

Re: Bothy Band re-form for "Celtic Connections" Jan.2024

They will also make an appearance during Belfast tradfest at Belfast’s Waterfront Hall on Sunday 25th February 2024.

Here
by Mr.Gumby
Mon Dec 04, 2023 12:10 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Hudson Winds Whistle
Replies: 3
Views: 1314

Re: Hudson Winds Whistle

A fast search online shows a few pictures of Hudson Winds whistles, but not much to go on for timelines. https://clarkesmusiccompany.com/image/cache/catalog/Hudson%20Whistle/hudson-d-brass-pro-whistle-a3038-500x500.JPG I know less than zilch about them. Maybe email a current sales team for leads. T...
by Mr.Gumby
Sun Dec 03, 2023 2:20 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: Mary Bergin's Whistle Tutor Volume III is available
Replies: 1
Views: 1165

Re: Mary Bergin's Whistle Tutor Volume III is available

Sorry if this was already announced somewhere and I missed it.
It was. On that most unlikely of all unlikely places: the 'Mary Bergin whistle tutor' thread.
by Mr.Gumby
Thu Nov 30, 2023 6:04 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: Shane MacGowan RIP
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Shane MacGowan RIP

The old Pogue has sailed down the broad majestic Shannon.


I'm sad to say I must be on my way, so buy me beer and whiskey 'cause I'm going far away. I'd like to think of me returning when I can, to the greatest little boozer and to Sally MacLennane...
by Mr.Gumby
Wed Nov 29, 2023 3:52 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Whistle Forum
Topic: The Mary Bergin Whistle Tutor
Replies: 127
Views: 51742

Re: The Mary Bergin Whistle Tutor

[Thread revival. - Mod]

Just in time for christmas :D

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by Mr.Gumby
Thu Nov 23, 2023 8:25 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Cork Grease - ecological
Replies: 15
Views: 3444

Re: Cork Grease - ecological

I like the smell and feel of beeswax and I have a lifetime supply from the time we had a few hives (which, unfortunately, had to go when the young fella developed a serious allergy for beestings). I loved having the bees but let's not dress up taking their honey and wax as 'bee friendly'. What's nex...
by Mr.Gumby
Thu Nov 23, 2023 3:34 am
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Cork Grease - ecological
Replies: 15
Views: 3444

Re: Cork Grease - ecological

Whatever way you turn it, taking the food they collected and destroying the storage they built can never be 'friendly'. It is just marketing guff.
by Mr.Gumby
Wed Nov 22, 2023 7:34 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: Cork Grease - ecological
Replies: 15
Views: 3444

Re: Cork Grease - ecological

bee-friendly beeswax from Dorset
How does that work? Not sure the bees the wax was taken from will think it was a 'friendly' action.
by Mr.Gumby
Thu Nov 16, 2023 10:25 am
Forum: Irish Traditional Music Forum
Topic: Bothy Band re-form for "Celtic Connections" Jan.2024
Replies: 4
Views: 2620

Re: Bothy Band re-form for "Celtic Connections" Jan.2024

Lucky you! I don't know Richard. Location, location, location. Musicians are likely to land here at sooner or later. Kevin Burke will turn up in a week or two, for example. Some recent snaps of two of the others: https://i.postimg.cc/dthPWmZb/DSC-1403-small.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/Kcqhrsj7/DSC-200...
by Mr.Gumby
Sun Nov 12, 2023 7:18 am
Forum: Irish Traditional Music Forum
Topic: Bothy Band re-form for "Celtic Connections" Jan.2024
Replies: 4
Views: 2620

Re: Bothy Band re-form for "Celtic Connections" Jan.2024

I nearly got to see them around 1978. By the time the audience was seated in the hall the announcement came the band was stuck in customs at the ferryport, unable to make it. We were left with the choice of a refund or stay and see something else. Most of us did the latter and saw something not very...
by Mr.Gumby
Wed Nov 08, 2023 4:46 pm
Forum: Flute Forum
Topic: J.J. Conway - RIP
Replies: 1
Views: 1126

J.J. Conway - RIP

Kilfenora fluteplayer JJ Conway has passed away. A stalwart of North Clare music but also a long standing member of the Tulla ceili band here . And ofcourse he played with the old Kilfenora band as well. Here , with Kitty Linnane, Tommy Peoples, Paddy 'Organ' Mullins, Francis Droney Mike Butler and ...
by Mr.Gumby
Wed Nov 08, 2023 9:33 am
Forum: The Chiff and Fipple Poststructural Pub
Topic: SInéad O'Connor - RIP
Replies: 8
Views: 3422

Re: SInéad O'Connor - RIP

I thought I was long done with this thread but driving yesterday morning around the backroads of West Clare, Noirín ní Riain was being interviewed on the radio. All other things aside, there was one little bit where she spoke of how she was contacted by Sinead O'Connor during the nineties. O'Connor ...