The musings, art and travels of a man with a dog and a van.
What a cool blog entry. How lovely to hear from you. I've told Paul before he should actually also do a blog entry like this one, but he hasn't yet. I should tell him again. I liked your music demonstrations - you are so much better than me. I am what is known as a professional bathroom singer :-)
Thank you for those kind words Lea.
Sailor's Hornpipe, I think that is the tune that you did. I like the sound of the pennywhistle, I wonder why I have never heard of it.
Yes, Kay, that is the Sailor's Hornpipe. John, you are doing magnificently on your penny whistle. Your abode with Sadie in front is beautiful.
Thank you Emma. That's three days practice. Lots more to do!
It was nice talking to you, too, John. Hope you could hear me chatting and answering back and occasionally laughing. You looked ever so calm and composed whilst talking into that inanimate object. I wouldn't dare try it. Have you just painted your place? ... it looks sparklingly new.
I just pretended I was talking to my blog friends in person Valerie. Go on give it a try! The wagon doesn't look so good close up. The sun wreaks havoc on all my fancy designs.
Wow, this is the first time I read or should I say hear a talking blog post. Nice! You should put it up on you-tube and see how many hits you will get. You are really multi talented. Enjoy your blog. Hope you have a great week ahead. Blog more.
John that was lovely and how nice to hear what you sound like. Great idea this video, enjoyed the music both vocal and instrumental. You'll have to give us another demo when the new penny whistle arrives.
darn, on the laptop and can't hear videos. I'll come back later :)
Cool ...loved it. Keep lilting John and will look forward to your next penny whistle tune. Sue
You're a natural in front of the camera John. I hope you do more of these. Is it just me or did your font size jump up to a larger size? I've noticed it for a week or so and don't know if it's something I did or you have changed.
Hi kden. Yes I have changed the font size and style. Do you like it? I hope it is a bit easier on the eye.
I didn't have much trouble reading it before but yes this is easy to read. I mostly noticed it with the text on both sides; they seem very stretched out, but it could be my browser and how I have my own settings. Carry on ;-)
Oh John, that was like being back home for a few minutes :) and lovely post, made me smile :)I'm sure Sadie thought the walk was a more productive use of your time, but the effort will soon show with you penny whistle :) I look forward to hearing it :)
Thanks for sharing the Penny Whistle and Lilting with us. Hope the walk with Sadie was good for you both! Hear from you soon I hope!
John- that was interesting. Here, mouth music is a form of folk music from the hills of Appalachia, where people hum in close harmony to mimic the sound of bagpipes.At least, this time I was expecting your accent!