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Re: Wavedrum as bodhran

Postby ManFromGlass » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:22 am

Give me a wavedrum and a big amp and you won’t hear those dodgy non-listening players over my contribution!
But the rest of the players may have to dig in a bit so I can hear them! 8-)
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Re: Wavedrum as bodhran

Postby BJG145 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:27 am

ConcertinaChap wrote:Bodhran, cajon and djembe all perhaps belong in a new musical instrument grouping: instruments played by people who really desperately want to be musicians but don't actually want to spend any time or put any effort into becoming one.

I'm beginning to see why I got a cold reception turning up with a Roland El Cajon at the trad folk and gypsy jazz sessions. The resident bodhran player was downright rude before I'd even touched the thing. (I took the hint.) ;)

I'm more circumspect these days. While setting up for a gig on Saturday a guy came up and asked what kind music we played. I explained it was a Blues set.

"Are there saxophones?" he asked.

"Well," I replied. "Would that be a good thing, or a bad thing...?"
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Re: Wavedrum as bodhran

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:25 am

:clap: :clap: :clap: My bass player hates saxophones, I love them....
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Re: Wavedrum as bodhran

Postby The Elf » Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:06 am

Saxophone - it's why the good lord gave our mixers mute buttons...
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Re: Wavedrum as bodhran

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:01 pm

I thought that was lead guitarists....... :D
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Re: Wavedrum as bodhran

Postby Folderol » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:07 pm

How could you forget the drummer?

In fact, how COULD you forget him! :lol:
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Re: Wavedrum as bodhran

Postby BJG145 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:07 pm

Oh dear - I'm gradually discovering that many things I like to play are scorned and derided by the wider world. (I did ditch the accordion. And the banjo. Maybe I can claw back some credit for that.)

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Re: Wavedrum as bodhran

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:57 pm

Folderol wrote:How could you forget the drummer?

In fact, how COULD you forget him! :lol:

I've mixed gigs where I would have killed for a drummer mute button :bouncy:
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Re: Wavedrum as bodhran

Postby Folderol » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:03 pm

BJG145 wrote:Oh dear - I'm gradually discovering that many things I like to play are scorned and derided by the wider world. (I did ditch the accordion. And the banjo. Maybe I can claw back some credit for that.)

:beamup:

If it makes you feel any better (prolly not) I used to play the accordion many moons ago, and still have a hankering to get another one :shh:
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Re: Wavedrum as bodhran

Postby blinddrew » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:17 pm

I like accordion and banjo. Maybe the mistake was trying to play them together?
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Re: Wavedrum as bodhran

Postby shufflebeat » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:56 pm

BJG145 wrote:Oh dear - I'm gradually discovering that many things I like to play are scorned and derided by the wider world. (I did ditch the accordion. And the banjo. Maybe I can claw back some credit for that.)

:beamup:

I think I agree with CC that it's the music rather than the instrument that's welcome/unwelcome.

We could probably draw a line at the Scottish marching pipes but even then, if they're far enough away... (and possibly marching in the other direction...)

Any instrument played with skill, awareness of the context and knowledge of the form would have a contribution to make.
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Re: Wavedrum as bodhran

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:54 pm

A Scot once said to my Father in Law (with reference to a piper playing at the other end of the mall in Manchester) "I love the sound of pipes in the distance....... Edinburgh's about right......"
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Re: Wavedrum as bodhran

Postby shufflebeat » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:12 pm

Sam Spoons wrote:...a piper playing at the other end of the mall in Manchester...

If that was in the '80s/'90s that could well have been John Snelson who was a regular around St Anne's square. He once told me he did four funerals in one day, we discussed the possibility that people were killing their old folks just to hear him play.

He had a deal with the landlord of The Beech in Chorlton to play his pipes at the close of the session to empty the pub.

Since his own passing I think they have to rely on the bodhrans [swoosh! - back on topic, like a topic ninja, except no mention of the wavedrum - damn!]
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Re: Wavedrum as bodhran

Postby Sam Spoons » Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:41 am

:bouncy: :bouncy: :bouncy:

I think the piper was a local, homesick, Scot, certainly not a quality player from what I can gather, he used to be an Urmston Centre regular a fair few years ago, don't know what happened to him but he always reminded me of the piper in Douglas Adams "So Long And Thanks For All The Fish" (not the album, the guy in Hyde Park).
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Re: Wavedrum as bodhran

Postby ConcertinaChap » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:54 am

shufflebeat wrote:I think I agree with CC that it's the music rather than the instrument that's welcome/unwelcome.

I'm glad that came across in what I was trying to say.

Apologies that I seem to have sent the thread off in a different direction from that likely intended by the OP. The original video was rather fun, in fact.

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