Susan K’s four hundred and thirty-nine comments

  • Re: Favourite Recordings - your personal top ten

    As this discussion's 15 years old, would it be good to update it with extra "Top 10"suggestions or - maybe better - "Top 5"? I'd say the great majority of the above are Irish, but personal Scottish choices would be very interesting too (at least I'd lik... more…

  • Re: Channel Islands sessions

    I did a bit of googling and there does seem to be rather a dearth of information about Jersey sessions. There IS a music shop, Island Music, in St Helier and maybe it's worth looking at their website (www.islandmusic.co.uk) - they would answer queries I... more…

  • Re: The Queen’s Dream

    Re first comment, "The King's Delight" is also known as "Difyrrwich y Brenin" (posted on The Session). Welsh names are often more easily found on The Session tune search than ones in English! more…

  • The Queen’s Dream

    A Welsh tune also known as "Breuddwyd y Frenhines". It's a bit reminiscent of "The King's Delight", another Welsh tune/song. To be played fairly fast. more…

  • Re: My Love Is Like The Sun

    Words of Burns' song - The Winter it is Past more…

  • The Merry Dancers

    A jig from England. Found when looking for "The Merry Dancers" which in Orkney is a name for the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis). But I think this jig's more likely to be named for human dancers, maybe Morris Dancers?? more…

  • Gather Ye Rosebuds

    A song, set by William Lawes (1602 - 1645) for the poem by Robert Herrick about time passing and making the most of it. Put in the 'barndance' category as in 4/4 time but more like an air. Lovely tune, here are the words of the poem:- more…

  • Re: The Monaghan Twig

    Arthur Figgis : Did a bit of googling for tunes with "twig" in the name - on folktunefinder and abcnotation.com. There is "Holly Twig", "Crushing the Twigs" aka Muilleann na Maidi, "Twiglet", an English tune, "Twig the Mercer" which dates back to 1757,... more…

  • Re: The Honourable Miss Drummond Of Perth’s Delight

    You can find at least 3 tunes given the name of Miss Drummond on The Session, did she commission them or just agree to them being given her name? Maybe some would be interested in the following information about the lady from The Traditional Tune Archiv... more…

  • Re: The Green Leaves Of Summer

    Kenny, I agree that the Eleanor Rigby setting is quite a bit different from the original and that it's an Irish setting! But it wouldn't have been created without the Beatles original. I think quite a few 'classics' creep into The Session one way or t... more…