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Jim Dunleavy
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Hi, I just joined, so I thought I'd pop in here and say hello.

I'm a mature learner - I started off aged 59 after taking early retirement from work. That was a year ago and I'm still enjoying it, so I must be doing something right!

I'm trying to follow a classical method (even though I'm teaching myself) as I think it's the best way to learn most instruments - I already play piano, flute and sax - but I'm also very into Irish folk fiddle, so I've been learning quite a bit of that as well.

Anyway nice to be here - it seems like a friendly place!

EDIT: probably should have mentioned that I'm in the UK - about 100 miles from the Scottish borders.

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Welcome, Jim! Yes, this is a very friendly place. I'm sure you'll like it here. Keep us posted on your progress.

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Hello Jim!

Welcome to the forum.  

Irish Folk fiddle is certainly a beautiful genre.   You got it,  this is a friendly place and we are always happy to have more fiddle friends across the globe.

Take Care!

Toni

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Welcome Jim. 

A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. ~Herm Albright

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Thanks for the welcomes. smile

There are some great resources on this site - I'd like to thank to Fiddlerman for providing it all for free!

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Jim, Welcome to the fourm.

 

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Jim Dunleavy said
.........I'd like to thank to Fiddlerman for providing it all for free!

Truth is that it is MY pleasure....

I get so much out of all the wonderful members here. Life would not be the same without this family. :)

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but the one who needs the least."

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Well, welcome indeed Mr Jim... we have another member from your spot on the globe as well here. I'm sure he'll drop in and say hello too.

 

I love the scottish and irish fiddle genere of musical composition... so haunting and makes you want to party! hats_off

 

Enjoy yourself here, it's a whole lotta fun.. cheers

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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Hello and welcome aboard! cheers

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Welcome to the forum Jim!

The UK is such a beautiful place - I imagine the scenery suits your violin!

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Welcome Jim ! 🙂

 
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Welcome Jim, I think i come from near where you are, i'm originally from Gateshead but have moved across the pond to the USA.  

If you find any local tunes from the North East please share them with us!  

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Hi @mischa91 - Just saw your post on here now!

Yes, Gateshead is just a few miles from here. I've already got a couple north east tunes on the go - I'm learning The Water of Tyne and When the Boat Comes In. Might also have a go at Blaydon Races. I'm hoping to play them on the traveller if it gets to the UK before I die/get too old and decrepit to play it. laugh

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The Blaydon races, how could I forget about such an amazing tune.  I lived just up the hill from Blaydon and even took part in the Blaydon races when I was little!  I'm going to have to get a copy of that tune now.  I'm supposed to be getting the traveller soon, hopefully one day you can play a lovely northern song on it.

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Just up the hill would be Whickham then? A nice little place.

How long have you been over there (and is everyone around you speaking with a geordie accent yet? wink).

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Actually winlaton, but my cousin lives in whickham.  

 

I've been here about 10 years and am an American citizen now.  My accent is gone, I lived in Hull before moving here and their accent is mad so mine has had to adapt so I could be understood.  It comes back if I visit the UK.

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My name is Sandy Lynn.

Received a very special guest, The Traveler.

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Hello!

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Hello Sandylynn.

Nice playing.   Thanks for the video. But heart dies a flip flop for that violin.  I recognize the tone.  Thanks

Good Job!

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