Posts Tagged ‘instrument’

Bodhran & Tin Whistle – Salmon’s Leap

March 17, 2010

A video featuring pictures of the Irish countryside and music

by Celia and Marc of the Irish duo Salmon’s Leap — 

[A bodhran is a hand-held goatskin drum used in traditional

Irish music. The tin whistle (also called the tinwhistle,

whistle, penny whistle, Irish whistle, feadóg, or feadóg stain)

is a simple six-holed woodwind instrument.]


Quote of the Day

October 21, 2009



Here, then, was a paradox of

picture taking that appeared 

from the start. Despite its 

promise of the ultimate

document, of a picture more

realistic than art could

achieve, the camera was also

an instrument of artifice

and posing, even fakery

and deceit. The invention

that enabled people to write

with the sun would blur the distinction between appearance and reality,

between the image and the event. 

Kiku Adatto

[Kiku Adatto is an author, scholar and commentator on American society and culture.] 

Quote of the Day

June 18, 2009




I myself have always stood 

in awe of the camera. I

recognize it for the instrument

it is, part Stradivarius, 

part scalpel.


Irving Penn

(1917-    )

American Photographer