Just had an unwanted phone call clearly from a call centre – trying to sell me – guess what – something to stop unwanted calls from call centres. Sheesh!
Month: April 2014
Isle of Whithorn Session
Took the fiddle to a great session at the Steam Packet Inn in Isle of Whithorn yesterday afternoon. Very friendly folks and some good tunes.
EIHF 2014 – 3
A first go at recording the pibroch Karen Marshalsay taught us on the EIHF course. Lots of practising needed yet but friends and family can hear the sound of the harp!
Karen Marshalsay you were right – these tunes are hard to get out of the brain. I think I’ve got pibrochitis. I was on the bus into town for a session at the Antiquary (fiddle of course ) and The Battle of the Bridge of Perth played in my head all the way from Morningside to Lothian Road. Every variation. And the final ground.
EIHF 2014 – 2
Thank you Karen Marshalsay for the great introduction to pibroch on the wire strung harp at the The Clarsach Society & Edinburgh International Harp Festival. I always found pibroch fascinating and it was great to have the structure explained and demonstrated so well. A really enjoyable course – I’m going to have to work on that Crumluach (which incidentally came up with only one Google result when I checked the spelling!).
EIHF 2014 – 1
Just had a great first day at The Clarsach Society & Edinburgh International Harp Festival (Facebook won’t let me shorten this to the Harp Festival bit!), taking a course on Pibroch on the wire strung harp with Karen Marshalsay. Also went to the concert this evening – great stuff from a long list of well known and very talented performers. Then joined the session afterwards (with my fiddle of course, not the harp) and had some fun before heading off home. Great tunes!