Posted by leather Britches on Friday, March 5, 2010
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
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
Sunday, March 7, 2010 @7:40:41 PM
I have been playing music since I was four. Some things came easy and some not so much. As a youngster I wanted to play with the big boys, so I worked on the riffs and runs so I could join in. Later I worked at getting a good selection down
pat. As I got older I learned that no matter how many tunes I knew, there was always more. Always wondering when I would arrive at being a good fiddler. Now that I am over 55, I find I am still learning! It hit me of course, but I can't say when, that **its the journey, not the destination** Enjoy your Journey and know so long as there are strings and bow, you will never run out of Irish tunes.
Friday, May 30, 2014 @11:02:22 AM
Hey John: Sorry that it took so long long to get back to you. As you might or might not know I live in Jamestown. Played mandolin for ten years or so and never got too good but it sure was fun. Now onto fiddle. My mother was from Donegal and I love Irish music. I am still a rank beginner but love to play. Let me know if you ever get down this way. Jim
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