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Mark Evans

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  1. Rest in peace Leo. I truly enjoyed your postings.

  2. Hello Steve,

    I used to go to the Stone's session often. Very high level of playing and friendly. If you're bringing your singing voice, they will be very happy indeed.

    English concertina is welcome and as the evening goes a bit, they are more than willing to stray off the beaten path to embrace anything you might want to play.

    Leader of the session is ...

  3. I just think it's important that folks who otherwise might go unsung, should be. And yes, they are mostly very complementary, even when the should just tell the ole White Rabbit the truth.
  4. Rod, you do have your own definition, and I'd love to hear it fleshed out. My lack of religion outside of music, causes me to turn time and time again to religious terminology to discribe what I need from the act of music making. A tunesmith for me is a Shawman (sp for sure), a clarvoiant who sees past what is easily preceivable.
  5. Ah, the website...I've not done anything with it in months. We are recording and some of them will appear before too long.
  6. For the last year in a quasi-casual fashion and within the last few months like a maddened beaver I have been consuming new tunes by two fellers at our local session: Greg Bacon and Brian Hebert. I wouldn't insult them by afixing the term "composer" for they seem to see what they do in a much simpler light. Tunesmith seems right to me. Both have turned out beautiful tunes that are within traditional veins. Greg tends towards an historical and nautical bent while Brian's tunes take on whimiscal names. Both are grounded in the finest Celtic tradition. It just blows my mind that these la
  7. ... and what does that have to do with phrasing? Let's clarify three things here: 1. Automatic fingering based on bellows change and so forth does influence the style. 2. I agree that it has little to do with artistic interpretation per se, however, in-out of the bellows is one of the most powerful phrasing instrument we have. It includes two variables: a. In-out itself, no need to blabber about it and b. Necessity of in-out influences dynamics of even phrases fingered in one direction. Our brain gets ready for bellows change and either we may slow down, or do a powerful punch right b
  8. Larger, yes. Wider? No. The interest in Irish trad is huge, but quite narrow. Point taken Jim.
  9. Wicked, wicked lad ye are! The blood has barely dried on the deck from our last punch up. This one has potential. EC and AC are each played in numerous styles. Both have limitations and advantages. Some are more prevelent and preferred in one genre of music over another. Certainly the AC enjoys a wider popularity due mainly to the explosion of interest in Irish trad.
  10. I'm talking about folks like this, among others, all of whom I've played with, talked with, and danced to. They do not fit your description at all. Foghorn Stringband The Macrae Sisters The Tallboys Boney, Always knew you had excellent taste. These folks are a treasure. All true to their tradition and yet, and yet...wonderfull. Thank you. I'm deeply moved.
  11. Whether I like it is the issue....to me. I'm very used to this virtuosi thing you've got going, framing the topic to your standards, showing folks the road to salvation from their low tastes. There is something magnificent watching you jump upon the slathering, lumbering beast, slashing away with your saber, as the enraged creature howls, but that video....it was an assult and dumbassed ole me weathered the storm striving to see your point, because in the past there was some point grounded in musicallity wether or not I agreed. Damn near soiled my new linen trousers. I had a fat old Per
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