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Posted: 17-Mar-2004, 01:32 PM
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Ya have to love Trad....

I have a half set of Claddagh Uilleann Pipes made by Michael Vignoles in Galway. I usually leave the drones off, having a bear of a time tuning them. I will probably be learning to play these things the rest of my life...drives my cats absolutely batty, though.

I work on my finger dexterity with some whistles, but what I usually play out is my Bodhran. I have been playing that for over ten years now. My brother plays Mandolin, Bouzouki, guitar, etc. He got the vast majority of the musical talent in the family!

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Posted: 21-Mar-2004, 08:43 AM
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Sounds like we could put a sizable band together ... wink.gif

I have a Bodhran, bought it for the artwork on it..
The chops seem so complex.. I never really gave it a try...
I've got a "thing" about meter !
and suggestions on getting started ??

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I like to play fiddle, but I play it on the viola, so it isn't really traditional wink.gif


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Posted: 23-Mar-2004, 04:23 PM
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QUOTE (Arianrhod @ Mar 21 2004, 08:43 AM)


I have a Bodhran, bought it for the artwork on it..
The chops seem so complex.. I never really gave it a try...
I've got a "thing" about meter !
and suggestions on getting started ??

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Contact me offlist. I have a video that you are welcome to. It got me started, and I was going to sell it on ebay, but if you can use it, I would be happier to keep it in the CelticRadio community. Then when you are an expert, you can pass it on..

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Posted: 23-Mar-2004, 05:56 PM
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Thank you Sir!
For that kind offer ...
I will do that smile.gif

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Posted: 24-Mar-2004, 09:05 AM
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Can someone make me a copy of that video!!!??? unsure.gif
I have a bodhran, and I can use it a wee bit. BUT there is still something in tech. that hasn't 'clicked' yet.


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Posted: 24-Mar-2004, 12:41 PM
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Not sure what video you are talking about Eamon but one that helped me has been....
Tommy Hayes - Bodhrán Bones & Spoons.
Steafan Hannigan's 'The Bodhran Book' helped me out alot too.

Check this site out for more Bodhran resources:
http://www.ceolas.org/instruments/bodhran/...iterature.shtml

Aside from these two sources...I'd say the best teacher is yourself. Honestly, my best successes at learning the instrument came when I'd play along with an entire Cheiftains album. At first I would just try to keep time and make sure that each "thump" happened on the beat. Once that got comfortable I'd try to add more and more "filler" stuff until I was able to play along with the whole album without stopping.

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Posted: 24-Mar-2004, 03:02 PM
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Jason..
You can be next !
Or , I bet I know someone who can copy it ..
Eamon said pass it on..

You know.. this is a great idea!
We can share material and ideas here!

Maybe clean out the music closet sort of thing smile.gif

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Posted: 24-Mar-2004, 03:40 PM
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Balisadore, Thanks for the site. I had forgotten about that site!

That would be fun, Paula!

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Posted: 25-Mar-2004, 11:16 AM
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The way Balisodare practices is the best way I found to play. Just trying to keep up with the Cheiftans or Planxty will get you up to speed asap.

Sheesh, I miss playing every week. I have to find a fiddle player...

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QUOTE (Blodueedd @ Mar 16 2004, 03:10 PM)


Linda Foley is a caver, and her husband is a luther..
so she did the sound holes.. its pretty unique..

paula......
i met linda years and years ago.... she did very nice carvings.
i play a dusty strings D300 very nice stable instrument......
may i suggest john mccutcheons tape set from homespun music.
it took me through to where i wanted to be in no time.........
cant give ya the web address as i am at work and it is blocked.....
just do a search for homespun music... they have tons of how to
music....... almost every genre..... note.gif



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Posted: 26-Mar-2004, 09:19 PM
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I got my HD second hand.. so I did not meet Linda or Kurt..
they do not have a website,or anything,
So I had to call their home for a tuning chart..
They were wonderful and so low key.. he asked me if I had a case, and I told him it came with a Peg Earl case.. he said, Oh you should call down Pegs place. they are quilting today .. I think I snorted wink.gif
Mine has songbirds carved in... it is pretty ... I hope to meet them at the Michiagin Fun Fest ...

Dusty Strings makes an awesome HD... this one sort of fell into my lap.. or that is where I would have gone ...
I'd like to have a smaller hd to travel with.. mines a 16/16 its as "tall" as me almost

I do have Madeline MacNeils DVD and book..
turned me into a fan of hers, working on a few songs of hers atm ...
I will look into some of the tapes from Homespun..
I am lucky to have a teacher, but she travels so much...
now that I am sort of getting the hang of it ...
I can put tapes to better use ...
Thanks !

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QUOTE (Eamon @ 23-Mar-2004, 05:23 PM)
QUOTE (Arianrhod @ Mar 21 2004, 08:43 AM)


I have a  Bodhran, bought it for the artwork on it..
The chops seem so complex.. I never really gave it a try...
I've got a "thing" about meter !
and suggestions on getting started ??

In Service to the Dream,
Paula

Paula,

Contact me offlist. I have a video that you are welcome to. It got me started, and I was going to sell it on ebay, but if you can use it, I would be happier to keep it in the CelticRadio community. Then when you are an expert, you can pass it on..

Eamon

Has this wee video started making its rounds????? If not I am calling 'dibs' right now! wink.gif
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