The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #36986 Message #4081622
Posted By: Steve Shaw
02-Dec-20 - 05:58 AM
Thread Name: Tony Dixon whistles
Subject: RE: Tony Dixon whistles
I know what you mean. My son and I could never play the whistle and harmonica together in high register for that very reason. As for me, I could never get past crude-beginner on the whistle as my fingertips appear not to be connected by a direct enough pathway to my poor brain. Tony brought his flutes, whistles and pipes to our sessions many times in the days when we frequented the Wellington in Boscastle and the Tree Inn folk club, especially after it moved to the Globe in Bude. He is the most cheery and affable bloke you could wish to meet, though it must be twenty years since we last crossed paths. He once "stole" my brand new A blues harp one night at the Welly. Months later, same venue, he opened his pipes case and I spotted something glinting in one of the recesses. There it was, my harp, untouched and unnoticed by him as it nestled among all his other paraphernalia, in pristine nick!
If you read this, Tony, I absolutely assure you that I haven't touched that bodhran this side of the millennium! :-)