Erik’s five comments

  • Re: Skålarna Efter Byss Kalle!

    According to Swedish wikipedia, the skänklåt was played primarily when collecting money for the player (spelman) from the audience. It was also used when wedding gifts were given to the couple being married. more…

  • Re: Flight

    A delightful solo fiddle album, with excellent fiddling and unobtrusive, well-done backings. There are a few cross-genre tracks that aren't my personal favorites, but they don't really detract from what is I think a great recording. I certainly recommend ... more…

  • Re: Luí Na Gréine

    This album doesn't seem to have gotten much attention on this board over the years, but it's one of the first that got me into this music -- really excellent playing I think. I especially enjoy the last track. Certainly worth listening to / picking up if ... more…

  • Erwan Menguy, flute player

    I didn't find any mention of this flute player on this site, and was interested to know what you all think of his playing / give anyone interested a heads-up about him. I just discovered him and find the playing pretty impressive and really very pleasant.... more…

  • The Cat’s Meow, X:6

    A C major version, approximately what I hear on Joanie Madden's album "Song of the Irish Whistle 2" more…