This always puts a smile on my face, whatever the weather 🙂
I thought it might be a good idea to explain this wonderfully versatile instrument that I play and am using for my compositions, particularly the current multimedia project with my sister & her husband that is nearing completion.
The NS Stick is a result of a collaboration between Emmet Chapman, the inventor of the Chapman Stick
and Ned Steinberger, a pioneer in instruments made from composites and being mainly headless.
Here is the original article by Emmet Chapman describing the instrument.
by Emmett Chapman
I was very proud to been involved in the production of this album of favourite songs by the Furey brothers and Davey Arthur.
George, Eddie and myself had many hours of music, stories, biscuits and just good fun in the making of this one and I got to play a few instruments on it as well!
Check it out if you get a chance, there are some great songs old and new here.
I heard an old “Pentangle” album recently called “Basket of light” and it unleashed a flood of musical memories which took me back to a rare television series from c.1970 called “Revolution” ( I think) that we were allowed to watch in school study time, well a few of us non rugby types anyway!
These two gentlemen had a profound effect on my young self and without doubt helped shape me into the musician that I am today. Thanks Chaps 🙂