JWiseman’s four hundred and eighteen comments

  • Martin Wynne’s, X:2

    Same setting in G Major. more…

  • Martin Wynne’s

    This came from a Facebook post by Haley Richardson - Student of Brian Conway and Riverdance fiddler. In the comments she said it came from audio of a radio broadcast of Martin Wynne that Jerry O'Sullivan gave her. I'm still working on trying to get the au... more…

  • Re: Rainy days, Mondays, Covid days etc: What recording cheers you up the most?

    Generally I turn to songs - the last couple years: Sarah Jarocz, Karine Polwart and certain songs from various artists. The more melancholy I feel, the more I gravitate to sad songs. more…

  • Re: Session tunes

    If you go to the tunes tab, click on the drop down menu and choose a tune type (reel, jig, hornpipe etc), and then click search, the tunes will be sorted, I think, by the amount of tune books they appear in - which is for me equivalent to thesession commu... more…

  • Re: Is this maintaining tradition or musical elitism?

    I can almost guarantee that if you learn some of the tunes out of O’Neill’s you can begin pointing out to them their own mistakes relative to what’s written - not that you would do that but... more…

  • Re: The Minstrel’s Fancy

    This is in O'Neil's Music of Ireland as McElligott's Fancy No. 1778 more…

  • Re: Takaka Rain by Aldoc… anybody got the score?

    Not to sound condescending but “score” is generally a term for the entire arrangement, including accompaniment. It is c#m- probably technically Dorian. B whistle is the correct choice. I can work it out for you but maybe better you find it yourself. I... more…

  • Re: Emily Smith "A Day Like Today"

    I know it is done Kenny and that the technology has existed for a long time but I still don't believe it is done a lot. I think it was done more when it was new but I also think there is a bias against it, which I tend to agree with, that it is difficult ... more…

  • Re: Emily Smith "A Day Like Today"

    Why? Because I think 99% of trad recording are recorded live with little overdubbing. I could be wrong. My opinion is simply based on collective reading throughout the years. I know it is done but I don’t think it is done often. more…

  • Re: Emily Smith "A Day Like Today"

    The set has both fiddle and flute - could of been overdubbed but that would seem unusual for a trad recording. more…