Tom Purvis’s twenty-one comments

  • Re: Paddy From Aghera

    I’m sitting in a camp learning this tune from Eammon. The rest of the class is learning by ear, I’m more comfortable with the dots. This is spot on. All three of the musicians are at the camp and are playing tonight. They may play this tune. more…

  • Re: The Dew Drop Inn

    Is this session still active? I notice it is the same nights as the other slow session in Galway. more…

  • Re: Two Trees

    Nice tune. The recording is in A, but both keys are fun to play. It does have an interesting canter. Maybe a fast air? more…

  • Re: Hannah Harris (Fiddle) - Episode 46 - The Blarney Pilgrims Podcast

    Great podcast. Listing to 43 now. I enjoyed hearing about her connection to Finn. We hosted him a few months ago. He puts on a great house concert. more…

  • Re: The Convenience

    I have a funny path to this tune. Reading through the We Banjo 3 tune book, I ran across it and likes it. I did some research and found this post. After looking up Olcan I realize he is the fiddle player leading a Session I sat in on in Westport. more…

  • Re: “Music at the Crossroads”, new Irish music radio programme on DSFM

    Using the Mixcloud app to listen. Nice balance of talk and tunes. more…

  • Re: The Patriarch

    This session has moved to a beer house. We have 12-18 players each week. All players welcome. We start gathering at 7 and play until 11. more…

  • Re: Barney Conlon’s

    I got the same tune from Pauline last weekend. She was supposed to have Liz Carroll write it out for me, but we never got around to it. I now need to determine the chords for the group to use. more…

  • Re: Looking for Irish trad players in the Las Vegas area

    I am in Oklahoma City, OK. Devon Tower as in Devon Energy. We host a monthly Celtic night at Saints Pub in OKC and a weekly open session. We also play in area restaurants and bars. Follow the Facebook page and I will post more videos tonight. more…

  • Re: Looking for Irish trad players in the Las Vegas area

    Well there is two of you. That is all we had 14 months ago. We now have 11 in our core group and host sessions with another 8 players. It is all about creating a place for people to gather and providing leadership on tune selection. more…