Welcome to our forum. A Message To Our New and Prospective Members . Check out our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

Check out the “Let it Snow” Xmas 2020 Group youtube project!”

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
Hi from Ireland
Just an intro
Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 Topic Rating: 5 (1 votes) 
Avatar
jmckelly
Member
Members
August 13, 2020 - 1:08 am
Member Since: August 13, 2020
Forum Posts: 9
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hi. I'm completely new to violin and just started learning today. I'm from Dublin in Ireland, and I'm a 3rd year engineering student (mature). I play guitar and clang around on drums, but my dream is an age old one, and that is to be able to play The Gael on violin. I've wanted this since I first seen Last of the Mohicans in the cinema many many years ago. Finally I've made a start on realising that dream, but first I suppose I better get to grips with Twinkle twinkle. 

I'm delighted to find this site. The resources available are amazing..thankyou. Go raibh maith agat.

Avatar
ELCBK
USA
Members

Regulars
August 13, 2020 - 2:18 am
Member Since: June 10, 2020
Forum Posts: 2005
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hi jmckelly - Welcome to the Forum!

My "Better Half" is a "Kelly" - he doesn't play the violin, though.

I think you'll be pleasantly surprised at the number of guitar players here that are also learning the violin.  You probably already have an advantage, having strengthened your fingers on a fingerboard! 

I wanted to learn "The Gael" soon after I started playing my violin, too.  It wasn't long before I tried parts, then all of it (poorly).  Slowly, it started to sound better! 

Check out Fiddlerman's "A Tune a Week #18" - "The Last of the Mohicans" for a tutorial.

You'll get it quicker than you think.

Have Fun!

- EmilyEye Alien Walking Caterpillar Monster Emoticons

Avatar
Mark
Members

Regulars
August 13, 2020 - 2:31 am
Member Since: September 30, 2014
Forum Posts: 1199
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

jmckelly

Welcome to the forum, and the fiddle, have fun along the journey of learning how to fiddle.

 

Mark

Master the Frog and you have mastered the bow.

Albert Sammons

Avatar
Mouse
August 13, 2020 - 7:32 am
Member Since: December 26, 2018
Forum Posts: 3018
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Welcome to the site, @jmckelly 

The Bumblebee Flies!

Avatar
jmckelly
Member
Members
August 13, 2020 - 7:46 am
Member Since: August 13, 2020
Forum Posts: 9
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Thanks ECLB and Mark for the welcome. 

Avatar
Scrap
Arizona
Advanced member
Members
August 13, 2020 - 12:21 pm
Member Since: July 11, 2018
Forum Posts: 90
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Welcome aboard! You will be playing that song and many more before you know it. 

Forum Timezone: America/New_York
Most Users Ever Online: 696
Currently Online: Gordon Shumway
Guest(s) 51
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today ELCBK
Upcoming paulinefiddle, estudy, vitthal36, Bismarck, augustoad, Ripton, Space., Mirrim9999, loveluach, husseinHr, reedc83
Top Posters:
Mad_Wed: 2849
Barry: 2680
Fiddlestix: 2647
Oliver: 2439
DanielB: 2379
ELCBK: 2005
damfino: 1992
Kevin M.: 1971
cdennyb: 1815
TerryT: 1728
Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 3
Members: 27479
Moderators: 0
Admins: 7
Forum Stats:
Groups: 16
Forums: 75
Topics: 9065
Posts: 112650
Newest Members:
JillyR, capefearscot, Data2link, MrsWally, wofolehe, DJ Thomas Heath
Administrators: Fiddlerman: 15449, KindaScratchy: 1757, coolpinkone: 4180, BillyG: 3589, MrsFiddlerman: 2, Jimmie Bjorling: 0, Mouse: 3018