Susan K’s three hundred and fifty comments

  • Ein Madchen Oder Weibchen

    Song by Mozart (Magic Flute) sung by Papageno. It also became a popular folk tune - with different words. I heard it as a child on the family's musical box and tried it on the fiddle about 4 years back. An easy one to play though I got it with a slightl... more…

  • Re: Planxty Mozart

    Beg pardon, but tune aka "Ub immer treu und redlichkeit" comes from "The Magic Flute" not"Don Giovanni". Once saw a production of M F set in a huge library, why I not sure. M F was almost a pantomime opera with the wicked Queen of the Night & the bird-c... more…

  • Re: Planxty Mozart

    Mozart wrote so many terrific melodies, listen to Marriage of Figaro (eg Voi che sapete) and the tunes are not that complicated if you leave out all that orchestration. My family once had a music box that played a tune of his from Don Giovanni, but it wa... more…

  • Re: What’s best about the music scene in County Cork, how does it compare with all Ireland?

    Answers are good - many thanks. 20 years since my only visit to Cork and I'd love to return (with my fiddle) and hope for tolerant sessions. Have forgotten which is the English port for ferry to Cork? more…

  • I Told You, Old Woman

    "I told you, old woman, not to go to the field, more…

  • Re: Summer Of My Dreams

    Jean Redpath has added some very full notes about the songs on this cd. The other musicians play beautifully, and complement her voice. more…

  • Re: Dirty Old Town

    1st line z2 = a rest ; the D2 etc "2" means they are 1/4 notes (crochets) all the same length. more…

  • Re: summer of my dreams

    Alasdair Fraser - fiddle more…

  • Re: Sparkling Seas

    posted too soon - more…

  • Re: Sparkling Seas

    It has words : more…