Monthly Archives: October 2010

A Joyfalutin Whistle Moment

A Joyfalutin Whistle Moment by L.E. McCullough © 2010 L.E. McCullough SAMHAIN EVE EVE — It may be that these posts have been a little frettish lately. A little dour. A little nicknacky about ornaments and whatever. Time to shout … Continue reading

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Where The Music Lives

Disturbing Trend Watch: Every now and then I gaze around during a session. Most of the sessions I’m playing in these days are populated by a good few folks who are pretty much beginners or, if they have been playing … Continue reading

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Let the Revolution Begin…

Let the Revolution Begin… by L.E. McCullough © L.E. McCullough 2010 http://www.lemccullough.com Can we take a quick poll? I don’t want to be the one to change centuries of Irish musical tradition, but how many would be in favor of … Continue reading

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My Tune-iversary

My Other Birthday Cake Is Made Out of Chiff

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Ornamentation Thoughts, Pt. 1

Ornamentation Thoughts, Pt. 1 by L.E. McCullough © L.E. McCullough 2010 http://www.lemccullough.com The Question: “is it better to play the tune without ornaments than to play the ornaments without the tune?” I hear this frequently. And I answer with this … Continue reading

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Ornamentation Thoughts, Pt. 2

Ornamentation Thoughts, Pt. 2 by L.E. McCullough © L.E. McCullough 2010 http://www.lemccullough.com D  y wndr wht s mssng frm ths sntnc? * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * … Continue reading

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Six-Fold Path to Whistle Bliss

Six Ways to Break Out of Being a Beginning Whistle Player ~ OR ~ How I Became L.E. McCullough (not that you would want this to happen to you or a loved one) by L.E. McCullough © L.E. McCullough 2006 … Continue reading

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