CarolineA’s fifteen comments

  • Re: Butlers

    Its a syncopated 4/4 rhythm: more…

  • Re: Waltzing Matilda

    Christina Macpherson transcribed the music, but it goes back much further in time and has its origins in the UK. Christina Macpherson was a close friend of Banjo Patterson who wrote the words while staying at her family's sheep station. It may be based on... more…

  • Re: A Mhuire Mháthair

    Isn't this a traditional Maori love song called : Pokarekare Ana more…

  • Re: Marram

    Even the way she sways does not keep time in some places; you think you have the rhythm, then the beat changes. Its not syncopated either. more…

  • Re: Poor Girl’s

    The midi does not do this justice: more…

  • Re: Bonaparte’s Retreat

    Here is a 1937 version from William H Stepp. more…

  • Re: Cawdor Fair

    If you cut out the repeats, this reminds of a nursery rhyme I learned as a kid, seems to go back several hundred years. Makes a good dance tune though: more…

  • Re: The Mist-Covered Mountains Of Home

    This is very similar to the version arranged by Mark Knopfler on the soundtrack of Local Hero. Its played as a slow air, not a jig or a waltz. more…

  • Re: Shearwater Low Whistles

    I have a Shearwater Piper's Low A and I am getting to love it the more I play it. Its a lot louder than other whistles I have, but its as easy to play as you could want, and requires less breath than some of the Soprano D's. The second octave is easy to r... more…

  • Re: Hungarian Folk Tune

    @Will Evans, I have a 6 holed sopilka from Moldova and they play with exactly the same fingering as a regular whistle, and if well made they are a delightful instrument, perfect for a simple tune like this. Mine is in D and sounds like a songbird. I am wa... more…