susan k’s one thousand, six hundred and thirty-one comments

  • Re: The Ashplant

    X: 11 In the 4th bar of the second line should the "B" be twice the length - to make the notes up to 4/4 time? It is a pretty tune. more…

  • Re: The Green Leaves Of Summer

    It would be good to think this was based (if in part?) on a Ukrainian folk tune. I've noticed that the Ukrainian national anthem (a composed tune) is more inspiring than the UK national anthem and (I'd say) the militaristic Irish anthem, though some may... more…

  • Re: I Bokskogen

    I looked up "bokskogen" and found it is Swedish for "beech woods", a pleasant name and it's enjoyable to play too! more…

  • Re: I Bokskogen

    Sorry, as first 2 lines are just the same until final bar, bar lines can be set out in line 1 the same as in line 2? Then all in 3/4 time. more…

  • Re: I Bokskogen

    Could you change first 3 bars (top line) to 2 bars, altering the bar lines so these bars are in 3/4 time (as at present first 3 bars are in 2/4 time)? I like the tune. more…

  • Re: Kerry Busker

    gooseinthe nettles : I see the mouse - for the cheese, nice. By the way, St Patrick shares his Saint's Day March 17th with St Gertrude of Nivelles (Belgium). Because mice are busy this time of year when the crops are springing up, she is patroness of ... more…

  • Re: The Waves Of Kilkee

    This is a really lovely waltz and I can see why it appears in the recent discussion here about inspirational music. It'd take a while to memorize as it's so long!! more…

  • Re: The Green Leaves Of Summer

    GhostOfMollie : yes, this tune is a moving part of the film. It works well in G minor on the piano but I don't know what key would be better on the penny whistle (G minor tends to be an awkward key). more…

  • Re: Sean nós, the harp and art music

    Re "St Patrick's Breastplate" (posted here), this tune is a hybrid of 2 traditional Irish tunes - set by Irish classical composer Stanford. It makes for a lovely tune and I have plugged it and will do so again as St Patrick's Day is coming up soon!!! (... more…

  • Re: Carolan’s Farewell To Music

    Pat Killalea's comment above that X:3 (which I posted 2 years ago) sounds like "Carolan's Dream" is spot on, it IS "Carolan's Dream". I got it wrong, apologies! Carolan's Dream is posted separately on thesession. Looks as though I was looking at Do... more…