cab’s eighty-six comments

  • Re: The Aughacashel

    Played here by Four Men and a Dog but mislabelled as Mick O'Connor's. There is some similarity between the two tunes, I suppose. more…

  • Re: Trad?

    Reverend, I accept your wider definition of the tradition but doesn't it then follow that, if a much wider community now plays the music, there has to be a much wider definition of what constitutes a traditional tune? more…

  • Re: Trad?

    <<Strangely enough, when I play English music, people join in, but not when I play Irish, because I prefer Irish waltzes. polkas and marches. And they feel like a fish out of water if it’s not a jig or a reel!>> more…

  • Re: why does the note A stands fpr LA and not DO, or why Do is the note C and nor A?

    Aaargh!!! more…

  • Re: Theory in Irish Music

    Steve T, I wasn't suggesting the slip jig *started* with Cathal McConnell. It's just usually called by that name in my experience. In fact, it wasn't until I searched for it when joining this thread that I discovered it's presumably older name: https:... more…

  • Re: Theory in Irish Music

    Oops sorry Steve - I meant Sunset not Rainbow. I knew it was something colourful in the sky! more…

  • Re: Rules for set

    <<What do you think about playing a slip jig or hop jig after a jig?>> more…

  • Re: Theory in Irish Music

    Reading through this thread, I can't find any mention of Cathal McConnell's Slip Jig, aka the Cock and the Hen. Is that Phrygian? Assuming you start on F#, there are no Gs except perhaps as passing notes, but I'd say they were natural. more…

  • Re: The Bruton Castle

    Still here and still mainly Irish. more…

  • Bernard Murphy’s

    A polka from the playing of John Whelan, learned from the playing of craptiger, of this parish. more…