capelin

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  1. Please help me find this reel...

    Journey, this is indeed the tune. You probably already know of this, but here's another site with one of those MIDI things (in the unlikely event there is a tune you don't yet know...) http://www.sligo-man.com/ Simon, Ideally, I was interested in hearing this tune played by someone, and your reference lists it (although titled "Brennans") on two LP's I own. The Fiddler's Companion site is really astonishing! I had no idea something like this existed -- such a profusion of detail. Thanks to all who replied. Much appreciated!
  2. I am trying to locate a recording -- album, CD, anything -- of a reel called "the Silver Spire". Can anyone please refer me to a source? And, is this tune also known by a different name? Any help would be very gratefully received. Thank you.
  3. Seeking picture of Maggini-type scroll

    Mark_W Great photograph!! Thanks very much. Tom Blatz I was not able to open this successfully, receiving instead a message to the effect, "this page not available". But, thank you for replying and the reference.
  4. Seeking picture of Maggini-type scroll

    Thank you all for replying. 2Violet, this is exactly what I was looking for. Mark_W, your explanation makes good sense. If this is indeed the reason, makers are more hidebound than customers or players -- I'd love to have a scroll like this on my violin, and wouldn't be the least concerned with the instrument being historically correct. A photograph doesn't do it justice, but that extra turn really draws and intrigues the eye.
  5. Can anyone tell me where I could find a picture of a Maggini-type scroll (has an extra "turn")? I would be interested in a drawing, or a link to a photograph. Any help would be very gratefully received. I recall reading in an archived post that a fair number of German trade violins were made with this extra turn in the scroll, around 1900. On the one violin I actually saw with this feature, I found it a very appealing touch, and I wonder why it is seemingly so rare to see a modern violin with this type of scroll. Anyone know?
  6. What music do you like besides classical music?

    Hawaiian slack-key guitar instrumentals, or the Erhu.
  7. Advice on strings, please

    I have a violin that I am very fond of for two characteristics -- very responsive and great projection -- but I'm not wild about the tone, which I can only describe as "sharp", or "bright". I've had a luthier make several adjustments to the placement of the sound-post, which has helped some. I'm wondering if a different type or particular brand of strings might make this instrument sound more mellow or dark. I have tried Dominant strings with a Piastro Gold E, and a set of Dogal strings, but these haven't done the trick either. Can someone please suggest or recommend a string that might improve the tone of my violin?