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NIta commented on WWM's group Just fiddling around...!
"Been away for a while with my PC in storage.  Now I can't remember any of my passwords and so can't access my mails, etc. I want to share something with all my fiddlin friends  that has helped my fiddling enormously.  …"
Nov 24, 2011
NIta replied to NIta's discussion How do you build endurance in the group Just fiddling around...!
"Carol, my jury is out on the age thing. I still believe myself capable of much and refuse to submit to thinking 'old". But then I see a photograph om myself and I think "holy cow, who the heck is that old lady." I have listened…"
Feb 9, 2010
NIta replied to NIta's discussion How do you build endurance in the group Just fiddling around...!
"I thank you all for your good advice. As a classical guitarist for many years , I have always been careful about correct hand position and technique. I am doing much better now because I finally quit working and have more time to practice. In fact…"
Feb 9, 2010
Carole sease replied to NIta's discussion How do you build endurance in the group Just fiddling around...!
"Addendum: Be sure to warm up slowly and take frequent breaks. Do some stretches that are in reverse of the position you are in when you play. I could write a book about this but these are some basics."
Feb 9, 2010
Carole sease replied to NIta's discussion How do you build endurance in the group Just fiddling around...!
"HI Nlta, The left hand numbness is probably not due to lack of endurance, but to nerve compression. I would guess it's the median nerve as it travels through the carpal tunnel. Sounds like you may be playing with the wrist flexed (bent)too…"
Feb 9, 2010
NIta and Paul Mc Nevin are now friends
Nov 13, 2009
NIta commented on WyrdWanderer's group Ye Olde Farts' Club
"I wonder if crotchety comes from "crochet", I find that as I get older (and older) my b.s. detector is more sensitive and I am less shy about calling someone out on it. I will send back to the kitchen any restaurant food that is not good,…"
Nov 6, 2009
NIta replied to Anne Mc Loone's discussion Superstition in Irish folklore in the group Irish Superstitions
"True story: I was out in Missouri visiting my grownup daughter and her family and she asked me to take a picture of her and her husband. She chose a huge elm tree for the photo background and I posed them under the tree. There were no shrubberies…"
Oct 27, 2009
NIta replied to Anne Mc Loone's discussion Superstition in Irish folklore in the group Irish Superstitions
"There are still many who not only believe in the Fairies but see them as well. There is a delightful film called The Fairy Faith by filmmaker John Walker. His grandmother was a firm believer in the Faeries and because of her and because he used to…"
Oct 26, 2009
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Oct 6, 2009
NIta commented on Brendan O'Neill's group Irish Superstitions
"oh, sorry. I keep forgetting to put location. My grandfather's family was from Perth, Scotland but some members were in Ulster. My grandmother's were from Kerry."
Sep 24, 2009
NIta commented on Brendan O'Neill's group Irish Superstitions
"Scott's post of 09/17 sounds like a classic Banshee as both the knocking and the wailing are the most common manifestations. Perhaps a member of his clan was passing away, someone of whom he had no knowledge."
Sep 24, 2009
NIta commented on Brendan O'Neill's group Irish Superstitions
"You are welcome. As a kid I was always listening to the old folks. I thought they were so fascinating and their view of a world populated by things like fairies and witches seemed way more interesting than church."
Sep 23, 2009
NIta replied to Shawn McCoy's discussion Introduce Yourself and Talk in the group General Musician Chat
"Hi, I am a grandmother who played classical guitar for many years and stopped due to a problem with my wrists. My grandfather was a fiddler and so I decided it was time for a change of pace and now have been fiddling for about 15 years. I got a good…"
Sep 22, 2009
NIta commented on Brendan O'Neill's group Irish Superstitions
"If you ever find a comb lying on the ground, do not pick it up as it may belong to a Banshee who left it there to lure her next victime. My grnadfather said that if you see a bit of cloth or rag hanging on a tree or bush do not touch it for this may…"
Sep 22, 2009

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About Me:
Started fiddling on my 50th birthday after 30 years of playing classical guitar. Can't stop fiddling. Dust on my guitar. I play in a duo called Battlefield Balladeers which recreates the music of the American Civil War. I play in an historically oriented dance group called Bog Oak Harmonians. I also play gigs on my own. I also have a part time job.
It keeps this old Grandma hopping.
Website (If any):
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Favorite Music:
Most traditional music. Definately most Baroque music.
Currently Reading? (Books Magazines etc)
Boswell's biography of Samuel Johnson

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At 21:46 on August 10, 2009, Bryan said…
Happy Birthday.
At 18:17 on March 20, 2009, Felicia said…
Hi! Thanks for the friend connection.
At 5:05 on March 19, 2009, Twitchard said…
Well I guess everywhere is somewhere... I suppose. It's kinda neat that you have a connection to Aberdeen... I didn't really expect anybody on here to :-P.
At 7:10 on March 18, 2009, WWM said…
Oh.... and I forgot to tell...
Like many others in here, I simply love Appalachian's fiddling..! ;-)
At 7:02 on March 18, 2009, WWM said…
Hi NIta,
Happy (belated) St-Patrick's day..!
I don't like recordings either..! Especially when comes the time of sharing on the web...! But as you will note, in the Just Fiddling Around group, there is only love for fiddle tunes... and no room for competition..! The idea is simply to be an insentive for everyone to open the case, grab the bow and make noises..!!! ;-)
I can understand your fear of uploading (or even recording..!) audio materials... and I respect it totally..!
But I just wanted to let you know that this specific fear could be overcome, for the sake of the music... Proof... I made it..! ;-)
Anyhow... enjoy as much as you can about life and music..! Great times are the best..!
Take care, and again, thanks for joining in..!
Cheers!
wwm
At 18:44 on March 17, 2009, WWM said…
Hi NIta,
Welcome in the LI community..!
Thanks for joining into the just fiddling around group as well..!
Would be great to hear a bit of your playing..! ;-)
Have a great time in here..! And keep on fiddlin'..!!! ;-)
wwm
 
 
 

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