Daniel Parker’s three hundred and fifteen comments

  • Re: Seems a long time since any discussion of playing the bodhran

    Of course it's a drum. Palumbes is just trolling us :) more…

  • Re: The Magic Fiddle

    Paul, I know it's been a while since you submitted this tune, but I noticed you never left a comment explaining anything about it. Want to give us some background / where you heard it, if it's one of your own, etc.? I'm sure people would love to know. more…

  • Greig’s Pipes, X:14

    This one is a Shetland (Whalsay) setting from fiddler Andrew Poleson. He varies the second part a bit, which is why I wrote it twice. Like the Cape Breton setting, this one is played in AEAE tuning. more…

  • Greig’s Pipes, X:13

    This is from Cape Breton fiddler Sandy MacIntyre’s playing of the tune. I believe this is the usual Cape Breton setting, in 4 parts. It’s very reminiscent of “The Foxhunter’s Reel”, which is also played by Cape Breton fiddlers, and it is often p... more…

  • Re: Black Swan on the Turlough

    Always happy to oblige :) more…

  • Re: Seems a long time since any discussion of playing the bodhran

    So you harp on bodhrán players because most of them are a "distraction" from the tune, meanwhile the OP's discussion is perfectly fine getting bogged down with hackneyed drum jokes. Interesting... more…

  • Re: Black Swan on the Turlough

    No problem! It is a nice tune, isn't it? It's the first time I've heard it, as I don't usually deal with McGoldrick's stuff (I'm still learning the old trad tunes, after all), so thanks for the opportunity! He also throws in a few surprises here and there... more…

  • Re: It Was Mighty : CD #1

    ...And it's gone again! Been that way for a few months. How annoying... more…

  • Re: Black Swan on the Turlough

    Done: more…

  • The Black Swan On The Turlough

    This was requested by MacChristo72. It's a Michael McGoldrick jig from the album "Arc". McGoldrick plays this composition rather slowly and on a B-flat flute, so that it comes out in concert C dorian instead of E dorian. Pleasant to listen to, and I like ... more…