Daniel Parker’s six hundred and forty-nine comments

  • Re: Slides, polkas and marches?

    You could argue that an even more important musical figure in Sliabh Luachra than Murphy and Clifford was Pádraig O'Keeffe, not least because he taught both of them to play fiddle and gave them lots of tunes. more…

  • Re: Hosted vs. unhosted sessions norms

    At a session I sometimes attend near Boston, a small affair in the back room of an ice cream parlor, not only does anyone start a set but we often extend a set by someone starting another tune right after the first. So if someone starts Langstrum's Pony, ... more…

  • Quite similar to

    Séamus Mór McKenna: https://thesession.org/tunes/10503 more…

  • Quite similar to:

    Delia Crowley's: https://thesession.org/tunes/2615 more…

  • Re: James Morrison & Tom Ennis

    In the set of "Kiss The Maid Behind the Barrell" / Trim The Velvet", the tunes are alternated, thus creating a single 8-part unit, which I really like as both tunes essentially have the same theme. Maybe they should be played that way more often. more…

  • Re: Tunebook question

    I actually have a different question. One time I was trying to assemble a list of tunes playable for a contra dance I was playing at so I could send it to the other fiddler to choose from. These were all tunes that I play. But I had to clear a bunch of gr... more…

  • Re: Trip to Lahinch

    I was in Lahinch last August. Some great players and sessions even within the city limits. I went on weekdays but I'm sure you could find something that would fit your schedule. more…

  • Re: Whelan’s

    Similar, but different. They feel different. Morrison's is more of a fast rocking tune, while this feels to me more lyrical and subtle. Both very nice. more…

  • Re: Ceol An Cláir

    For anyone who sees Iramc's comment and wonders the same thing, Bobby Casey is playing in standard GDAE tuning but down a half-step. So it's something like F#C#A#E# or GbDbAbEb tuning. more…

  • Re: Classical violinist looking to get into fiddle music

    I took a slightly different path. I played classical violin for 8 years in childhood (and was absolute crap), then dropped it in high school to focus on playing trumpet and piano. But I started to listen to trad music after a while, which I hadn't really ... more…