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June 2009 Blog Posts (2)

Playin' the Diatonic Harp Raw

As some know, I'm very partial to playin' traditional Celtic music on the diatonic harp. ... Well. ... To be more accurate, I try to play tunes on the diatonic harp that are in the traditions of Celtic music. There's a big difference according to the dyed-in-wool traditionalist musicians, and in some Celtic music sessions (sessiuns), I can see a lot of wincing going on when I bring out my harmonicas. They figure I'm a kid that has never gotten out of kindergarten, I guess.



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Added by Patrick O-Shaun Young on June 26, 2009 at 1:51pm — No Comments

Losing with a Smile

This year I’ve had the fun opportunity to brag that I was nominated for 2009 Texas State Musician. As I understand it, only a handful (or two) are nominated each time this comes up. Out of several hundred thousand Texas musicians, it is truly an honor to be recognized. The Texas legislature finally got around to holding the final vote a couple of weeks ago, and I wasn’t their pick (this time). I lost to a guy down in the Hill Country who has been known to have a drug problem, financial issues,… Continue

Added by Ryan Michael Galloway on June 12, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

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