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    Remember stay at least 6 feet from a banjo player———at all times.

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    That is easy. But when he leaves his instrument on a chair and it falls over - resisting the urge to catch it takes practise.

    That leads to the question if it is still advisable to give your instrument to somebody else in the jam or session for trying out.
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    Been trying to get some social distancing myself by going out on my fast mountain hikes.
    I’m exercising the old heart and lungs, nothing better to do.
    Trouble is, the mountain trails are now packed with loads people all with the same idea, they don’t even want to ride in cars anymore.
    They’re all chatting and laughing, everyone saying hello, and wishing me a pleasant day!
    What is wrong with these people?!

    -next thing, with all their free time they’ll be wanting to learn to play banjo!
    Hard times.

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    Take up the pipes - bagpipes, Uilleann pipes, or Swedish sackpipa. You will be socially distanced and isolated. At least until you learn them.
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    Or Northumbrian too.

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    Social distancing has never been a problem for me . . . because when you're ugly, not-too-smart and have no money, nobody wants to hang out with you to begin with!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Platt View Post
    ...Uilleann pipes...
    very effective indeed



    ...and don't laugh, he has a banjo as well.
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    You guys are a tough group. However I know now that there is a reason my only contact with most of you is through the internet.
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    Play Wagon Wheel and Salt Spring on a continuous loop......you’ll be all alone in a matter of minutes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pjones3 View Post
    Play Wagon Wheel and Salt Spring on a continuous loop......you’ll be all alone in a matter of minutes
    I never knew Salt Spring was disliked, have never heard anyone say a thing about it.

    News to me.

    Given all the TP is being hoarded, if I run out I don't think I'll have an issue keeping people 6' or further away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DougC View Post
    You guys are a tough group. However I know now that there is a reason my only contact with most of you is through the internet.
    Decipit exemplar vitiis imitabile - nice point, but this thread is more like following the Scottish kings: Nemo me impune lacessit.
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    Wagon Wheel is one of the few songs I truly dislike, that and that Carlos Santana tune (smooth?) over exposure can kill a song for me.
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    Did you notice that the uilleann pipes player in the video had a banjo leaning next to him, and an accordion on top of the piano? Betcha he's got a bodhran and a set of spoons stashed somewhere -- all the tools needed to alienate everyone within earshot...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Br1ck View Post
    that Carlos Santana tune (smooth?)
    A mandolin version of that might be a good task for quarantine time, though. That would be interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bertram Henze View Post
    Decipit exemplar vitiis imitabile - nice point, but this thread is more like following the Scottish kings: Nemo me impune lacessit.
    I actually have had a room mate that played pipes as well as another who played banjo. Now my wife plays accordion and also viola. For me it is more like St. Cuthbert near Durham* - pietat quaesumus


    *They droped his casket near a place called Pity Me...
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    I have to be nice to people at work. At home, I prefer to be left alone to do my own things. I don't particularly dislike people, but I am a loner by nature. Social distancing is no problem for me.

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    Thanks for ullein pipes player vid... I admire his.. is it stubbornness, or just blind optimism?
    I haven’t laughed like that in a while. I think I just peed a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markus View Post

    Given all the TP is being hoarded, if I run out I don't think I'll have an issue keeping people 6' or further away.
    There are plenty of ways of keeping oneself socially distant, making use of all that TP AND protecting oneself

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    I don't intend to alter my social interaction as I have practiced for 73 years.
    Arms length at minimum has been my "social distancing".. now happily increased.
    Solitude is my preferred contact with the world at large.

    My completely fenced 11 1/2 acres now seems too small.

    I very much enjoy the sound of sakpipa ( particularly the original tuning of Eb.) and do own Scots made GHB dated around 1915-1920.

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    I'm in the middle of 60 acres, 5 miles from the closest settlement. Two miles from my closest neighbor. I sympathsize with urban folk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmerjones View Post
    I'm in the middle of 60 acres, 5 miles from the closest settlement. Two miles from my closest neighbor. I sympathsize with urban folk.
    Got any bunkers for lease?

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmerjones View Post
    I'm in the middle of 60 acres, 5 miles from the closest settlement. Two miles from my closest neighbor. I sympathsize with urban folk.
    That's exactly how the weekend felt here, in Europe's largest urban area. You don't need miles to make a distance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Platt View Post
    Take up the pipes - bagpipes, Uilleann pipes, or Swedish sackpipa. You will be socially distanced and isolated. At least until you learn them.
    As a recovering Uilleann piper from many years ago, I cam attest that even after you learn to play, you still are somewhat isolated haha.

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