Bouzouki's and Wandering Felines
Here is Paul ( and uh, me ) with his new Bouzouki at the show last night. To say he was amazed and delighted does not cover it. He has been wanting one for the past month and moments before I gave him this one, was telling me how he had managed to arrange to borrow one so he could start learning right away. Happy man he is. Of course, he started playing right away, first time he touched one, and could already make music on it!
This is a Celtic Bouzouki, or sometimes called a tenor mandolin. There is a Greek version of the thing as well, but this is the one most often used on Celtic music. It is strung like a violin or mandolin, with double strings, and has a wonderful rich, warm sound to it, much nicer than the plinky plinky of a mandolin. Perfect for playing with fiddle tunes. I told him we are playing again in two weeks and he had better have some ready.
The gig last night, our first as a duo, went wonderfully! We had a great time. The crowd had a great time and I can't wait to play again this evening. The people in this pub come to hear music, and love it. We got pretty silly. ( not as silly, mind you, as Malena and I, but we two are in a league of our own, as you will see at Baltic Con ) Speaking of Malena, I did so wish she had been there too, really that was all the band lacked, her magic magic voice. ( and silliness )
We still need a name, for the two of us tho. Ideas? I suggested " The Wee Folk " as it is part Folk Underground, and Wee can mean Smaller, and we are a WE the two of us. Mr Score was not, uh, impressed. He likes LIM ( live Irish music ) which might be cool, as it is kind of like LaM.
Inspired by the lot of you, I have dug up a copy of The Golden Compass ( my Boss had one, figures ) and am going to embark on His Dark Materials. ( did I get that right?? )
Now I am off to walk thru the woods looking for Misty the Wonder Cat who failed to come home last night. Most likely she is eating steak by someone's fire just now, and is fine, but I miss the little thing.
Music and Magic,