zouk8’s thirty-four comments

  • Re: Post Pandemic Virtual / Zoom Sessions

    belayatron, I can certainly understand where you are coming from! I am retired now, about 6 years, but I can still remember all too well not wanting to look at a computer when I came home, after having spent all day (and then some) either on a computer o… more…

  • Post Pandemic Virtual / Zoom Sessions

    Many, if not most, of us have “survived” the pandemic by participating in various virtual sessions, whether on Zoom or otherwise. While virtual sessions are in no way a substitute for live in person sessions, along with a number of others, I have fou… more…

  • Re: Bó Mhín Na Toitean

    Some years ago I heard a story, I think it was from Caoimhin MacAoidh at Irish Fest in Milwaukee, about how this tune got its name “Bó Mhín Na Toitean” the gist of it was that Doherty senior (John’s father) and his sons were walking through a fiel… more…

  • Re: Mrs. Anne MacDermott Roe

    I see now this tune is already here as tune #16479, don’t know why I did not find it before. I will add my comments there and try and figure out how to remove this so as to not confuse things. more…

  • Mrs. Anne MacDermott Roe

    This is a Carolan tune, not a polka. Listing it as a polka gives it the correct time signature here. This transcription is from Donal O’Sullivan’s book, Carolan The Life and Times of an Irish Harper, which is probably the definitive work on Carolan.… more…

  • Re: Slan Le Maigh

    Here is a link to a very nice version of this tune by Paddy Glackin: more…

  • Re: Norbeck ABC Collection updated

    I found the Norbeck ABC Collection years ago when I first started getting serious about playing traditional Irish music, may have been been before I found session.org. I also add my many thanks for all of your efforts, I would also add that your ABCMu… more…

  • Re: Saely Kelly

    I see that I overlooked in the Donal O’Sullivan’s notes to Susanna Kelly that Bunting ascribed the tune to Thomas Connellan. For anyone interested, there is a wealth of information not just about the tunes but also and the cultural historical backg… more…

  • Re: The Bonnie Lass O’ Bon Accord

    I am working on learning this tune, nearly all of the versions I have listened to include the Am variations, usually on the 3rd repeat. I highly recommend The Celtic Fiddle Festival’s version, with the late great Johnny Cunningham, https://www.youtube… more…

  • Re: ceolachan’s thirty-two thousand and thirty-eight comments

    I too will raise a glass to ceolachan’s contributions, not only his 32,038 comments but also the 5,338 tune settings he has contributed, which I may note is nearly 3 times (2.9 to be more precise) the number of tune in “the bible” - Francis O’Neil… more…