JWiseman’s one hundred and fifty-eight comments

  • Re: The Ebb Tide

    Ebb Tide is names Sean Ryan’s on Fire Aflame. more…

  • Re: Pip Murphy….Compositions

    There’s one on Eoin O’Niell’s album “In Session” more…

  • Re: Does anyone know the maker of Brian Finnegan’s whistles?

    I agree with Richard C Cook. The Goldie’s are great. more…

  • Re: Stomp boxes

    They should be felt and not heard - absolutely. The problem is that that NEVER happens at the festival - therefore my hatred of them. The band is not at fault but rather the sound-man. If I decided I wanted to use a stomp box (I have one if you can believ... more…

  • Re: What other music do you especially like - and why?

    I try to let the music come to me without prejudice (it’s not easy to do). Some music takes longer I.e Uillean pipes, accordion, the older recordings. I had patience because I knew there was something there that my Americanized ear was missing. I don’... more…

  • Re: Audience clap-along

    I moved seats last night for one old guy that clapped along with every song. His heart was in the right place but the guy couldn’t groove. more…

  • Re: Stomp boxes

    Anything else at the Michigan Irish Fest was asked. more…

  • Stomp boxes

    I’m at the Mchigan Irish Fest. The bass drum ‘stomp boxes’ are driving me crazy. I’m not a trad Nazi and I think I could tolerate them if not for my belief that sound engineer’s think they need to be the loudest instrument in the mix. more…

  • Re: The Fabulous Kilfenora Ceili Band

    I added song links for track 9. Connamara Stockings/Westmeath Hunt(Jim McCormack’s)/Rip the Calico. I wasn’t sure how to handle this because I think the tune titles are probably incorrect and out of order so I don’t want to create aka’s on the tun... more…

  • Re: The Joyful Hour

    I added the tune titles according to the liner notes. I'll check the links in the next couple days. more…