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Friday, March 5, 2010

Hello ,

    While there is no doubt , that I got here from Old Country and Western then Bluegrass , a few romps with Old Time and then New England

Style fiddling , and now ITM ( Irish Traditional Music .)

    I still stop an ask how did I get from hear to there ? Okay it does not matter , The journey that music has taken me in the course off 25 years has been 

the best part of my life , more then that it is a part of who I am .

    My goals very simple ,  enjoy it more each day , and cherish the friends I have made , and to keep challenging myself .

    Being Irish I feel proud , and a deep connection to ITM especially because my family can be traced back to Co. Sligo .  This may not help me 

play better , but It feels good .

    So as I build a repertoire of Reels , Jigs , Slides and all the other types of tunes . I wonder if I can sustain this obsession ?


    So what is on the list as of now :


    Down the Bow

    Bill Sullivan's Polka

    The Britches Full of Stitches

    The Butterfly

    Saddle the Pony

    The Cannaughtman's Rambles


    While I can play the first four there is still work to do 

    The last two I am still working on the notes , but they are getting there . 


    See You Soon

    John

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I've been playing Guitar for 23 years, play electric bass, upright bass, banjo, sing and write Music. <p> I am putting a new bluegrass band together, and finishing up school</p> <p>Currently I play bass in the <b> Thread City String Band </b> a Contra dance band in Ct.</p>l <p>I have had a recording studio in the past, now I run a small set-up in my home from my computer. </p> <p>I am also going to school for Video and Audio production.</p> <p> Did I mention I just started playing the fiddle ! and having the time of my life. </p>

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