Susan K’s three hundred and eighty-one comments

  • Re: Play That Lovely Tune

    X:1 was in waltz time so I altered it from 4/4. But editing it also puts X:2 into 3/4 - though it is in 4/4. Seems you can't have settings of a tune in two different time signatures. more…

  • Re: Byrns March

    Nice to know there are 3 recordings. I just have the cd including Liz Carroll (quite a few of her own compositions) and Byrne's March is played attractively on that - an Ireland's heritage project. Called Ireland Crossroads of Art and Design and listed... more…

  • Byrn’s March

    From Bill Black's collection, said to be very old. Slowish, he says. It is a march rather than a reel. Fun to play and not too difficult. more…

  • Re: Spring is nigh! ~ so what are your plans and/or recommendations for the coming of May?

    6 years on and here in Birmingham, May 13th, the spring has shown in beautifully green leaves on the trees, cherry blossom, some park trees decked with red and pink flowers. They glow by the Reservoir, and from the top of the bus tree tops along the stre... more…

  • Re: Simple Gifts

    This reel seems much more like the familiar Shaker tune. Have tried to decipher "Simple Gifts" as a jig (qv on TheSession) but I find it somewhat weird as notated. Is it meant to be the same tune? more…

  • Re: Best way to store sheet music?

    I use those polythene display files - one advantage is I can alter the order eg I put a whole lot of slip jigs together after rearranging pages of tunes in no sort of order. Scotland file begins with Shetland/Ork. then broadens out. I used to have a file ... more…

  • Re: TheSession-itis

    Yhaal : TheSession-mania is a wee bit strong. I thought 'itis' meant a disease or infection as tonsillitis or bronchitis or arthritis, which you couldn't call allergy, invasion or dislike? But need to look up what means in Greek as 'itis' wld be Greek... more…

  • Polka Du Pere Pointu

    Lively polka from the Morvan, from Mike Gilpin's collection of dances from this part of France. more…

  • Re: “How long have you been playing?”

    62 years of playing piano (on and s'times off for a long time). Not much classical music these days, but a lot more by ear and putting in chords and trying to vary these as best I can. more…

  • Re: Maggie Watson’s Farewell To Blackhammer

    Blackhammer is a chambered cairn (near the Taversoe Hotel) in Rousay, Orkney. Odie the dog was scared of it as it had a ladder going down to the chamber and with his long spindly legs he wasn't keen on trying it. However, Odie used to show hotel guests ... more…