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  1. Just wondering if a REAL novice would be able to attend. I just returned from Boxwoods at Lunenburg Nova Scotia. It was a great experience with Mairaid Hurley. She was a wonderful teacher and can really shred a concertina when she performs. But the other players had at least 5 years experience. I started playing last September and it is my first instrument. I would love to attend more training since I live where I have no teacher but don’t want to be out of place as the slow one. Amazing that I am already thinking about next year
  2. What do people use for digital recorders?
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    Help! banish Misfortune

    Thank you. That is wonderful
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    Help! banish Misfortune

    Oh I am in the states where we have a an awful lot of misfortune to banish
  5. I am hoping someone would be willing to post a very simple version of Banish Misfortune. I am very new to any instrument and learn best when I know the tune well. Thanking you in advance
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    Mairead Hurley with Benno Stephenson

    Going to Boxwoods this summer in Nova Scotia. I believe she will be my teacher
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    New look web site

    Great. That seems to work
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    New look web site

    So I used to hit the “new contents” buttons is there something like that now?
  9. When I was still teaching math this would have made an interesting problem. First I would have like some theoretical justifications as you have done. Then I would encourage the students to develop a system to actually measure the difference without any damage to the instruments.
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    Dancing is my soul. I love it and do it daily. Seems like it should help
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    I think it is some of both. I really don’t understand the beat notation and I probably need to play slower until I get it down pat.
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    Help I have been playing since late September. On my own alas. I have been practicing many tunes using Gary Coovers books , abc notation,some tunes that Doug Barr gave me and OAIM . I think I am making progress BUT I am pretty sure I need to work on rhythm or cadence or whatever we want to call it. If I really know a tune I might be alright but I want to really develop a solid understanding. Any recommendations? I am trying to use a metronome . It is difficult but I will stick with it if that is the best way. This is my first instrument and I do not really read music.
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    My Beginner Youtube Videos

    What do you use to make your videos?
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    Crossing Borders

    Do you happen to have the email address of the person at US Fish and Wildlife that got back to you? I called once and the person I spoke with really did not know as much as you seem to know. I really need to get this straight because I would like to just keep the Dipper I recently got and sell my Morse. The Morse , by the way is quite nice. I just only need one.
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    North America Workshops In 2018

    I just signed up today