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Offline Aderin

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Re: Who are Musicians here?
« Reply #15 on: May 31, 2013, 08:38:07 PM »
At faire, as The Minstrel Teig, I mostly play fiddle and octave mandolin, but I've been seen playing things like pipe & tabor, dulcimer, guitar, bodhran, whistle, and recorder. I'm slowly building a bowed psaltery, so I guess I'll have to learn that, as well. Outside of faire, I also like to play clawhammer banjo.

Impressive! So glad to see someone who enjoys such interesting instruments :D
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Re: Who are Musicians here?
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2013, 10:22:21 PM »
You know this already, but for the record, I play the harp.  I fell out of practice for a couple of years due to business, moving and other life concerns, but am getting back my chops bit by bit.  I have a long history of being involved with period and decidedly non-period music in several other capacities throughout my lifetime, including every kind of music from World and Middle Eastern (no, I was not a dancer), to psychedelic and progressive rock and acoustic singer/songwriters.

A few of my favourite Faire performers on the circuit are/were Owen Phyfe, Craig of Farrington, Cantiga, Circamon, E Muzeki, Joseph Pusey and Empty Hats.  Ancient days of Faire's musical and/or dance performers I've loved included the fabulous Pitu Guli, Sirocco, and Tony Selvage and Carole the Harper (the first harpist I saw and heard), Chris Caswell and the wonderful Hahbi Ru with the sadly departed and incomparable John Compton.

I have a beautiful Dusty Strings 36-string stave-backed harp, made of curly maple and bubinga wood, that I hope to do justice to by continuing to advance in my learning and playing. 
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Re: Who are Musicians here?
« Reply #17 on: June 01, 2013, 12:31:00 AM »
I took piano lessons from 2nd grade to 12th grade. Then, when I left home, I didn't have a piano, got married, didn't have room for a piano. Finally, 35 years later, my husband bought me an electric piano keyboard, for my birthday. Took me a while to get back into it, but I really love it. Then, I taught both my granddaughters to read music and play keyboard, too.  :)
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Re: Who are Musicians here?
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2013, 09:33:12 PM »
You know this already, but for the record, I play the harp.  I fell out of practice for a couple of years due to business, moving and other life concerns, but am getting back my chops bit by bit.  I have a long history of being involved with period and decidedly non-period music in several other capacities throughout my lifetime, including every kind of music from World and Middle Eastern (no, I was not a dancer), to psychedelic and progressive rock and acoustic singer/songwriters.

A few of my favourite Faire performers on the circuit are/were Owen Phyfe, Craig of Farrington, Cantiga, Circamon, E Muzeki, Joseph Pusey and Empty Hats.  Ancient days of Faire's musical and/or dance performers I've loved included the fabulous Pitu Guli, Sirocco, and Tony Selvage and Carole the Harper (the first harpist I saw and heard), Chris Caswell and the wonderful Hahbi Ru with the sadly departed and incomparable John Compton.

I have a beautiful Dusty Strings 36-string stave-backed harp, made of curly maple and bubinga wood, that I hope to do justice to by continuing to advance in my learning and playing.

Ahh! How splendidly exciting!! You are rested and ready to start anew! Nothing more exciting than picking something lovely back up again. I am avid to hear of the good news that is surely coming :) Your harp sounds beautiful and I'm sure it is.

I saw Owen Phyfe in your list, what a lovely soul. Bless what he did for our ears and many ears to come.

E-Muzeki! What a lovely band. Just making sure you are aware they parted ways and formed two seperate bands. The lovely Circa Paleo, headed by Jenny who ravishes the violin, and Wine and Alchemy, where the guitarist from E-Muzeki electrifies the fret board of various lutes and guitars from around the world.

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Re: Who are Musicians here?
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2013, 09:37:34 PM »
I took piano lessons from 2nd grade to 12th grade. Then, when I left home, I didn't have a piano, got married, didn't have room for a piano. Finally, 35 years later, my husband bought me an electric piano keyboard, for my birthday. Took me a while to get back into it, but I really love it. Then, I taught both my granddaughters to read music and play keyboard, too.  :)

Lady L, this is most wonderful news!! The piano is so soothing to me during times of storm and strife. Your granddaughters are most fortunate and you are most venerable for teaching them a beautiful skill/instrument :-)
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Re: Who are Musicians here?
« Reply #20 on: June 03, 2013, 08:25:39 AM »
Ah yes, I was aware of the demise of the original E Muzeki.  However, that was a wonderful combination of talents.  I also forgot to mention MOM (Minstrels of Mayhem), how could I forget MOM?   :)
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Re: Who are Musicians here?
« Reply #21 on: June 03, 2013, 10:16:00 AM »
I play around with a variety of instruments (played trumpet and other brass instruments for a number of years), including guitar ,mandolin, bowed psaltry, drums, flute and digerydoo.  Just recently purchases a chanter and practice goose to learn a little piping.  I see why they call it a goose, 'cause in the words of Leo Koettke, it sounds kinda like geese farts on a muggy day.  The dogs really love it too  :P
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Re: Who are Musicians here?
« Reply #22 on: June 03, 2013, 10:18:25 AM »
Ah yes, I was aware of the demise of the original E Muzeki.  However, that was a wonderful combination of talents.  I also forgot to mention MOM (Minstrels of Mayhem), how could I forget MOM?   :)

Wow, their voices and the guitars blend handsomely! The fast fiddle is also exciting :D
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Re: Who are Musicians here?
« Reply #23 on: June 03, 2013, 11:32:41 AM »
Ah yes, I was aware of the demise of the original E Muzeki.  However, that was a wonderful combination of talents.  I also forgot to mention MOM (Minstrels of Mayhem), how could I forget MOM?   :)

Mark also departed Wine and Alchemy, although Roxanne kept them going, but I have not heard that iteration on the band.
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Re: Who are Musicians here?
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2013, 08:57:53 PM »
Sometimes you get those great combinations of musicianship that just work together, I thought the first E Muzeki was the best, although I enjoyed the other configurations as well. 
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Re: Who are Musicians here?
« Reply #25 on: June 03, 2013, 09:18:54 PM »
Nothing can touch E Muzeki.

Their last performance at BARF, the last song they ever did there---it was Kashmir and I was touched beyond belief when they dedicated it to me!
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Re: Who are Musicians here?
« Reply #26 on: June 03, 2013, 10:21:40 PM »
And you deserved every note of that dedication!
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Re: Who are Musicians here?
« Reply #27 on: June 04, 2013, 02:30:02 PM »
Ah yes, I was aware of the demise of the original E Muzeki.  However, that was a wonderful combination of talents.  I also forgot to mention MOM (Minstrels of Mayhem), how could I forget MOM?   :)

Mark also departed Wine and Alchemy, although Roxanne kept them going, but I have not heard that iteration on the band.

Surely you jest good sir! This is grave news for music lovers and mourn I will. Best wishes to all parties concerned.
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Re: Who are Musicians here?
« Reply #28 on: June 04, 2013, 02:31:13 PM »
Nothing can touch E Muzeki.

Their last performance at BARF, the last song they ever did there---it was Kashmir and I was touched beyond belief when they dedicated it to me!

Wise words Welsh Wench. Anyone worthy of such an honor is venerable in my book!
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Re: Who are Musicians here?
« Reply #29 on: June 04, 2013, 02:32:18 PM »
And you deserved every note of that dedication!

Indeed!!! Kind words from an even kinder Lady!
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