Daniel Parker’s seven hundred and fifty-nine comments

  • Re: Emigration songs

    @Christy, you're right, but I thought there was an Irish version as well. more…

  • Re: Francie Byrne’s

    The second part is also similar to that of "The Emyvale Reel", at least the first half of it. more…

  • Re: The Emyvale

    It's worth noting that the version played by Donal McCague and Darren Breslin on the album "Our Dear Dark Mountain With The Sky Over It" has no C's at all in the first part, rendering the mode ambiguous. I think I prefer "The Emyvale" to "The Repeal", at ... more…

  • Re: Emigration songs

    Not sure if anyone has yet mentioned "A Stór Mo Chroí", but that's a classic. more…

  • Re: Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes & Airs - The High Hill

    Released to iTunes in 2019, recorded ~1983. One of three of Josephine Keegan's recordings entitled "Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes & Airs". Hard to say which tracks I enjoy most; I can't say I have any clear favorites, although 1-3, 6-8, 10 and even 12 stand out ... more…

  • Re: Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes & Airs - Caps & Bells

    Released to iTunes in 2015, recorded ~1980. One of at least three of Keegan's recordings entitled "Reels, Jigs, Hornpipes & Airs". Several very nice tracks; the last is one of my favorites, though perhaps I'm biased since "Jug of Punch" is generally one o... more…

  • Re: John Doherty’s

    Comparing the first setting to both of Ceolachan's settings, the measures appear to start in different places, but they both appear to work. Does anyone know which is correct? more…

  • Re: Eileen Curran

    When playing alone I like to bring this tune down to Dm or even Cm. Very easy to do on fiddle and gives a whole new sound to the tune. more…

  • Re: Rosetta Stoner

    Pretty much agree with the above. The tunes we have aren't much older than the 16th or 17th century, so ancient links like that are spurious at best for me. more…

  • Paddy Sweeney

    Hey everyone, more…