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From: "L. Moon" <>
Subject: Re: Cornish Cyber Party
Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 22:21:36 -0800 (PST)
The bodhran sounds like a lovely in instrument. I'll pay closer
attention the next time I'm around an Irish band.
Re the "noise" of the pipes being tolerated (or not) by my family - I
expect I'd have to take to the woods or fields to play. When I was still
at school and playing the Highland pipes, my family used to take to the
woods and fields when I fired them up. It was only in looking back in
time that I realized that they did vacate the place. I never thought
about it at the time. I gave Northumbrian smallpipes a try for awhile -
with moderate success. They are much quieter that Highland pipes.
I plan to check out some local spots for recordings of Cornish pipes.
On Wed, 17 Dec 1997, John Coles wrote:
> Hi Lois,
> You'll have to hurry (21st. December, I believe).
> The great thing about they bodhran is that (apart from cradling it to one's bosom) by pressing the left hand against the back of the revolting goatskin of which the blessed instrument is made, the sound, pitch, and timbre, can be varied. It has been described as giving the 'heartbeat' to Irish music, and I certainly I find that the same principle applies to Cornish music, as well!
> We'll work on the bagpipes... there are at least two players around here to learn from, but can the family stand the noise!
> John C.
> John & Anna at Kernow Sound magazine
> "The Sounds of Cornwall"
> > Hi John
> > The band is growing. What fun. Until I get to the party and maybe give a
> > bodhrans a few beats I'll practice on my native-Canadian drum made by one
> > of our neighbours. We'll have it out for a little drumming at the winter
> > solstice.
> > Next I'd like to give a listen to a Cornish bagpipe.
> > "see" you there John.
> > Lois
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