cab’s seventy-eight comments

  • 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…

  • Re: melodeon help requested

    <<though the A basses don’t exist>> more…

  • Re: Dot’s

    Queen Esther's being more…

  • Dot’s Polka

    A polka learned from the playing of "craptiger", who has it as one of a set from John Whelan. Hear it at more…

  • Queen Esther’s, X:2

    To keep it in 2/4, a default length of 1/16 works better. Not sure whether the program will let me change that. Let's try. Alternatively, all the notes need to be half the current length. more…

  • Re: Kafoozalum

    I've also heard this called "Old Mrs Huddledee" in England and it appears as such in one of Dave Townsend's Village Band books. more…

  • Re: The Water Is Wide

    I think Sharp got this in Somerset but, yes, it's been all over. more…

  • Re: Smuggler’s Wedding Dance

    Oddly, I have it in three part harmony and credited to Dorset singer and duet concertina player Tim Laycock. but it is clearly a variant of Oats and Beans, as has been said. Not a great tune but certainly usable for the dance Ninepins, which needs a th... more…

  • The Vine Tree, X:2

    Here's what The Old Swan Band play on their 1981 LP Gamesters, Pickpockets and Harlots. To simplify things, I've started with the lead-in although they don't play that first time through. First half is the same but second half is somewhat different, esp... more…