FORUM

The click track is ready for our "O Holy Night Project". Please visit the Project Page to download.

Check out our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
How Important is the Violin?
The Fiddles role in the British Navy
Topic Rating: 4 Topic Rating: 4 Topic Rating: 4 Topic Rating: 4 Topic Rating: 4 Topic Rating: 4 (1 votes) 
Avatar
Picklefish
Merritt Island, Fla
Pro advisor
Members

Regulars
July 24, 2012 - 8:38 am
Member Since: June 25, 2012
Forum Posts: 1281
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

I watched the Mutiny on the Bounty film last nite, couldve focused more on the fiddling I feel. Poor directorship. So heres a bit of trivia for you, Fiddlers commissioned aboard military ships to entertain the crew. Not a cellist or banjo mind you, fiddlers!

 

BYRNE (Byrn), Michael Able-bodied seaman on the Bounty; loyalist; kept on board against his will; survived the wreck of the Pandora; acquitted at court-martial.

Michael Bryne was born in Kilkenny, Ireland, and was twenty-six years old when Bligh signed him on the Bounty for the express purpose of playing his fiddle while the sailors danced. Bligh explained his view in a letter to Sir Joseph Banks:

Some time for relaxation and mirth is absolutely necessary and I have considered it so much so that after 4 o’clock the evening is laid aside for their amusement and dancing. I had great difficulty before I left England to get a man to play the violin and I preferred at last to take one two-thirds blind than come without one.

 

"Please play some wrong notes, so that we know that you are human" - said to Jascha Heifetz.

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online: zpilot, AndrewH
30 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today marta
Upcoming Reacher, Andrew, Lenicus, Gil, Longstride46

Top Posters:

coolpinkone: 4007

Mad_Wed: 2849

Barry: 2666

Fiddlestix: 2647

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Kevin M.: 1969

cdennyb: 1808

TerryT: 1722

Ferret: 1575

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 2

Members: 7552

Moderators: 0

Admins: 3

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 56

Topics: 6948

Posts: 86688

Newest Members:

jamiemuu, teresase1, Darrickatopy, WillieInari, WilbertRhync, friedaak60

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 12802, KindaScratchy: 1706, BillyG: 2285