John Moar’s fifteen comments

  • Re: The Erchless Scout

    Excellent tune. I love it on the live CD especially. When I wrote it out I did in in alternate bars of 6/8 and 2/4 to emphasise the 123, 123, 1,2 rhythm. On the downside the staff looks more cluttered. Still, the best way to learn it is by ear - a good ex... more…

  • Re: The Diamond Mountain

    Does anyone have the chords for this, as played with Sharon Shannon? more…

  • Re: Le Mariage Anglais

    Love this tune, with its minors and odd line lengths. How fast should it be? more…

  • Flodigarry Island

    One of Phil Cunningham's. Not a hornpipe, but the nearest I could get. more…

  • Re: Angels From The Ashes

    The original is in B flat and E flat, with the pipes playing a slightly different version. The chords in D are: more…

  • Re: Brid Harper’s

    Have a listen to https://open.spotify.com/album/4wgtFtAnJ1ItfNLwmLYwyp - it is definitely The Rock on the Clyde by Bobby MacLeod. Also a nice mandolin version on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Er3dxTC_2PY more…

  • Re: Cross Fingering

    What notes you can get depends a lot on the make & model of the whistle. After a lot of experimenting, I found that the Tony Dixon nickel model is the best for getting good, clear top notes and also a pretty good top G sharp: you just cross finger xxoxxo.... more…

  • Re: Shapinsay

    This is by the late John (Jackie) Sinclair and published by me in the book of Shapinsay music called 'The Sound of the String'. The harpist Alison Kinnaird recorded it, too. Both of these versions were undotted, but that's not to say Fara's version is wro... more…

  • Re: Farewell To Uist

    Here's a simpler set of chords: more…

  • Thanks

    Good to know the name, and it was interesting (to me, anyway) to see how accurate my auditory memory is (because other memory is crap) more…