Thanks for enlightening me Philippe. Great stuff, that.
>>I've been listening to the "Wheels of the World" cds, and I have a
>>question for someone, anyone. On one of the Patsy Touhey tracks, Vol.
>>1, #7, and Edward Mullaney, #11, they're making some sounds there I've
>>never heard before. At the risk of losing you all in technical
>>terminology, what's all that horn-honky stuff? He's doing that with his
Philippe Varlet wrote:
> It's the pipes indeed, the regulators to be precise. These are the keyed
> drones on which the piper plays chords with the wrist (or possibly with the
> fingers of the lower hand as the case may be). Patsy Touhey was well known
> for that doubling of the melody on the regulators in the first part of "Miss
> McLeod." I think Paddy Keenan used that on his first solo LP. On the
> Mullaney and Stack track, the low open strings of the fiddle are ringing
> quite a bit, but the sustained chords are again the regulators of Mullaney's
> pipes. I believe Mullaney was a cousin of Joe Shannon who now owns the set
> of pipes.
> Philippe Varlet
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