52Paddy’s one thousand, six hundred and seventy-eight comments

  • Session tape: Paraic MacDonnchadha, Conor Tully & Frank Hogan

    I downloaded a session tape from some place on the internet (possibly related to ABC Navigator) of Paraic, Conor and Frank playing a session. It was a very comprehensive collection, maybe 15 tracks, and included a solo from Paraic on a set of jigs. I stil... more…

  • Bush in Bloom

    Learnt it in C myself. Did he really compose it? I think it's a version of The Bush in Bloom. more…

  • Seamus Begley’s No. 3

    Another tune I got from John Carty whose source was Seamus Begley. It's a typical Sliabh Luachra slide with no title so far. Not the most ideal tune for the banjo but would be nice on accordion and fiddle. more…

  • Seamus Begley Version

    http://thesession.org/tunes/12508 more…

  • Seamus Begley’s No. 2

    This is the jig played after the other "Seamus Begley's" I submitted yesterday. I got both from John Carty who got them from Seamus directly. This has a Sliabh Luachra feel to it, especially the sections which are slide-like. However, I think it might be ... more…

  • Seamus Begley’s

    I got this jig from John Carty at a class in Limerick. He learnt it from Seamus Begley. Sounds like it could be a version of Cunla but still stands as a tune in its own right, in my opinion. more…

  • Re: Banjo Clip of Kevin Griffin

    Ever since hearing "Across the Pond" a few years ago, I've me ears glued to Kevin's playing. It's beyond what I hear so many technically-advanced players doing, and Kevin is no slouch technically either! He's got so much life in his music that is often he... more…

  • Re: ennis trad fest 2012

    ;-) more…

  • Re: ennis trad fest 2012

    I was in Brian Kelly's on Friday night too. Must have seen you! more…

  • Re: How to butcher Irish music in the presence of the masters…

    As music, it's pretty damn kickin'. Could definitely feel my right foot get a bit heavy on the accelerator if I had this tune on the speakers. more…