ceadach’s six comments

  • Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine

    "Star" and this tune do share a passing similarity, owning to the same rythym, mode and some similar melodic outlines, but there's another song that I think bears a much closer relation to it; " Mick Maquire", The Clancy Brother did it a number of years... more…

  • The Bride’s A Bonnie Wee Thing

    This tune is also known as "My Wife's a Wanton Wee Thing" amongst pipers and is played in A Mixolydian: dropping the G# and D# out of this setting gives you the basic piper's setting. The Battlefield Band play this tune on one of their many albums. more…

  • The Pure Drop

    This tune is also found on Seamus Ennis's album of the same name. He follows it with the "Flax in Bloom." more…

  • Paddy’s Holydays

    I think in this case was atoning for his sins in the Carpathian Mountains. more…

  • Temple Hill reel

    You can also hear a wonderful version of this reel on Ann Heymann's monumental testament to traditional harp playing " Queen of Harps". It is a _real_ eye opener to those unfamilar with the wire harp. Her setting is similar to the printed one save ornam... more…

  • Up to your Knees in Sand

    This reel is known as "Chuig na Glu'ine I nGaineamhThu' " in Irish . It could be a reference to the practice of shellfish gathering on the west coast of Ireland, in which one is frequently up to your knees in sand, water,shells, irate crabs, kelp etc. more…