reedy grins’s eighty-nine comments

  • Re: Michael Collins Irish Pub

    The Monday night session has got back on track somewhat, smaller and a bit more focussed (thanks, Jimmy). Starting time of 9:30 p.m. is theoretical as it usually doesn't get going until almost 10:00, then some of the older fogeys and young working folks u... more…

  • Re: Iona

    What a shame. The group described in the photoblog beside the track listing has nothing to do with the group that recorded this excellent piece of work, which includes one of the most obscure slip jigs ever (perhaps my favourite), and even though Sliabh N... more…

  • Neilí slide

    Matt Cranitch and Jackie Daly have this on their recording "The Living Stream", which credits the slide version of this tune to Mr. Daly himself. more…

  • This session has evolved into something more closely resembling a Celtic hoedown than an Irish trad session. I don't attend anymore. It has also moved provisionally to a different venue until some problems with the neighbours at the Michael Collins are so... more…

  • New version of the abc, February 2012, courtesy of ceolachan. Thanks more…

  • Thanks 'c', once again. I wish I had more time to dedicate to learning how to do abc properly, but the list of tunes to learn just keeps getting longer so other amusements tend to get shoved aside. Cheers more…

  • Rectification

    Finally got around to remedying some of the screw-ups here. It is now posted as a reel, but to know how it should go, you would probably need to know something about how reels are played in Shetland. Hope this is an improvement more…

  • Re: Tunes you don’t understand

    Okay, Dragut. I didn't mean to sound pedantic. Whatever. As an aside, I would just like to thank you for the great music that you have posted on your blog. It is now one of my main sources. As for hop jigs / slip jigs, I have to admit my ignorance. I love... more…

  • Re: Tunes you don’t understand

    Coleman's Hop Jig, also called The Promenade by some. Not a slide or single jig. This is one great tune, but I am so thrown by the A part that I can't learn it, although the B part is perfectly clear. Then there are some others, like Comb Your Hair and Cu... more…

  • Re: New or more obscure ITM bands/artists?

    Na Fir Bolg more…