I , in no way, intended to diss your Eb session.
I basically gave a general answer to Jeffrey's question on why there would
be Eb sessions in the first place. Usually it is for the "exclusion" reason,
and, of course, those sessions would not be announced in the friendly manner
you announced this one.
All the best and have lots of fun
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Irish Traditional Music List [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> On Behalf Of Frank Claudy
> Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 5:36 PM
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> Subject: Re: Eb session?
> To clarify, this particular Eb session is not meant to be selective; it
> is to give benighted owners of sharp instruments a chance to play
> together, including box players, if there are any with this tuning (and
> yes, Billy McComiskey can transpose on the fly to this and other keys
> on a B/C box, it's terrifying). We have been a fairly small group in
> past years, good for at most two hours of extra-bright sonority before
> retiring to snority. It is the eve of the first day of classes, after
> all, and I in particular am getting no younger.
> Frank> Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 17:22:26 -0600> From:
> [log in to unmask]> Subject: FW: Eb session?> To: IRTRAD-
> [log in to unmask]> > If you are a good enough player to transpose
> the tunes 1/2 tone up then> you are quite proficient and welcome at
> those "pro" sessions.> I am convinced of that.> > Andrea fid> > > > ---
> --Original Message-----> > > From: Irish Traditional Music List
> [mailto:IRTRAD-> > [log in to unmask]]> > >> > Even with a bit of
> theory and practice, on> > > some> > > session instruments transposing
> a half-tone up can be a trick, no?> > >=