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About Colin Lindsay
Played folk since 1970, learned fiddle tunes from my Grandfather in the Ulster-Scots tradition of Northern Ireland, and now play guitar, bouzouki, octave mandola, mandola, waldzither, gazuki, bodhran, whistle and hurdy-gurdy. Back in the 1970s and 1980s I played with a lot of good, now famous, musicians (but work got in the way…), I nowadays play with one or two folk groups or collectives including Voice of the Bann or Bulgarian band Violeen, record as a session musician or with friends on their albums, and compose simple little tunes, jigs and reels for the fun of hearing them on CD. I never stopped learning and probably never will - I recently started clarinet after bringing Ulster-Scots folk music to Greece, and learning their tunes in return. I have a great sense of humour and believe that life’s too short to take it seriously… :)
I grew up in Northern Ireland during the IRA terrorist campaign and personally experienced assault, bigotry and hurt by those who believed I had no right to exist, let alone play 'their' music. Consequently those who use this forum to reinforce their political beliefs, those who 'innocently' poke fun at other races or religions, those who cling to history or culture as a weapon which they believe gives them the right to denigrate or insult others... well, they're just as racist and bigoted as I have come to expect. Play music, swap tunes, and have fun together, and keep your beliefs and bigotry to yourself. There's enough of that on 'The Session'.
Tandragee, Northern Ireland
Music, Classic Cars and books.
Musician composer and performer, now full-time author.


Share your music and tips, but keep your politics to yourself.


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