DonaldK’s seven hundred and five comments

  • Re: Reels 2/2 or 4/4? Arghhh, Not again!

    The concrete actually tastes pretty good. more…

  • Re: Seventy Second’s Farewel (an English or Scottish tune? history?)

    According to Paul Cranford the tune was published in William Ross' 1885 Collection of Pipe Music as "Farewell to Aberdeen". The Fiddlers Companion says the composer was William MacKay. more…

  • X: 2 above is written straight, for ease of reading, with the understanding that it is played swung. more…

  • Ode à Andrea Et Phil

    Another great wedding tune from Colin Grant. It's on his CD "Fun for the Whole Family". more…

  • Of the two recorded versions I prefer the one on the Sprag Session CD (released 2012), where the tune is taken at a more leisurely pace. But a great tune from a great guy. more…

  • 2009 release from Colin Grant. more…

  • Second setting

    X: 2, above is a rough attempt to sort out the timing in Mikethebook's brave attempt to transcribe this tune. more…

  • Third Setting

    X:3 above is a rough transcription of the first couple of passes through Snowden's on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nliiRDmBbEQ. more…

  • What testimonials do you have?

    Ok, so there was me on that 2/2 versus 4/4 thread pontificating right, left and centre with my pearls of wisdom. But, let’s face, I could be any old Tom, Dick or Harry who thinks he knows it all but, in fact, knows diddley squat. more…

  • Re: Reels 2/2 or 4/4? Arghhh, Not again!

    In the eightsome reel they are doing two steps to the bar, as I and every other Scot has done for the last n years, where n is a number as large as you want to make it. more…