Jill’s one hundred and eighty-six comments

  • Richard Dwyer’s

    Thank you Binioubraz for posting this tune. It is an awe inspiring tune (not that I play it anything but only vaguely like either of these versions). It is amazing that it has been recorded by so many ITM musicians. It is simply a knock out of a tune. ... more…

  • Re: famine tunes

    'The battering ram' is a famine tune. Battering rams were used to knock down doors during the evictions. I like to think you can hear it in the tune, but then it just might be my vivid imagination. more…

  • Re: Flying with musical instrument(s)

    When I went to Ireland first time, I travelled with my good saddle. Just as precious as a musical instrument, pretty combersome and with a (saddle) tree that could easily be broken thumped about the way the baggage generally is. There was no way I would... more…

  • Re: What do you think of the new site?

    Yay, Jeremy. Great stuff. more…

  • Re: Slides

    Yah! Lars, I've been trying to say that for ages, without anyone taking me seriously. You can't hear it in the dots - that's why the old 12/8 is getting lost. more…

  • Re: Slides

    I am so busy at the moment I shouldn't be doing this, but I can't let it go by. Kevin Burke plays a set on 'Solo Fiddle': Walsh's hornpipe/Old torn petticoat slide/Old torn petticoat reel/Bank of Ireland. Have a listen. Slides are slides, that's all t... more…

  • Re: Is there room for the spoken word?

    Divilthebit, here are some tune titles: more…

  • Re: What are your most hated tunes?

    Yay, bb! Having inadvertantly killed, or at least sent, a real live flying session underground myself way back in the dim dark but never to be forgotten past, I feel sensitive to what is happening here. Its time to stop, accept our differences, and get ... more…

  • Re: What are your most hated tunes?

    I think giving anyone the boot is a tad overboard, 'cause then the site becomes exclusive - not open to all comers. We are all loosers if that happens, just as a session can no longer really be called a session when its a closed shop (I recon anyway). I... more…

  • Re: How did you pick your instrument?

    Glauber, ye'r priceless. more…