Weejie’s five thousand, three hundred and thirty-seven comments

  • Trollpolska efter Hans Börtas, Rättvik.

    I've added another setting, being a familiar one from the playing of Hans Börtas (Börtas Hans) who was a riksspelman from Rättvik in Dalarna. He also played in Dalaföreningens Spelmanslag in Stockholm ( a spelmanslag formed by Dalarna fiddlers living ... more…

  • What's with this "second setting"? It's the Äppelbo gånglåt, and only the first strain. more…

  • Your transcription has 33 bars, Mix. The first bar - ff is two quavers and the second bar - f/g/f/e/ is four semiquavers. Those two bars are each one crotchet in length. The tune is 2/4. Remove the first bar line and all is OK. more…

  • Polka/polkett/snoa

    Slight error in the transcription - the first bar shouldn't be there. more…

  • Re: Scandinavian Polka - Tune Title Needed

    "Limp" (or maybe "limping" to suit English grammar) is probably better. "Halte" is quite a common nickname prefix in Norway, and it is more descriptive of the gait than the condition. Reminds me of a nickname given to a well kent percussionist in Scotland... more…

  • Re: Calling it “Celtic” instead of “Traditional”

    "My last name is Sweet, which is Welsh." more…

  • Re: Ian Powrie Tunes

    Alex MacArthur of Biggar and Jimmy's aye Diggin' were composed by Angus Fitchet, I think. more…

  • Re: Ian Powrie Tunes

    The Rural Jig is in the book too. more…

  • Re: Ian Powrie Tunes

    "The Provost of Forgandenny" is a Bobby Crowe tune. You'll find it in the book "The Dalriada Collection" (Billy Thom's is in there too), though it might be out of print at present. more…

  • Re: Dannsa Rathaidh

    "Dannsa rathaidh" - Road dance or "Dancing on the Road". The tune is listed as "traditional" and is properly called "The Borve Lorry". It can be found in this book: more…