Sol Foster’s six hundred and sixty-seven comments

  • Re: Tune name

    https://thesession.org/tunes/1 more…

  • Re: Tune name

    Cooley's Reel. Video starts on the B part. more…

  • Re: Revisiting An Old Argument

    2/2 at 120 bpm and 4/4 at 240 bpm shouldn't sound different, unless your foot is tapping out the beats. more…

  • Re: Short rolls?

    Note that "compressed" long rolls which fit in a shorter time than a dotted quarter note are perfectly legit. I learned them from Loretto Reid back in the day -- I don't remember what she called them, but Grey Larsen calls them "condensed" long rolls. (... more…

  • Re: Ornamentation in Double Jigs… and Jigs in General

    "Thanks for the useful comments guys, I agree that I’ve probably simplified things by quoting a rule. But the old adage that you first need to know the rules before you can effectively break them comes to mind." more…

  • Re: Music of Sligo CL70

    I don't have the full story, but Gerry Harrington confirms it was duo tracks of James Murray and Jimmy Murphy that somehow snuck onto the Music of Sligo CD as Peter and Fred, and once that was figured out CCE recalled it and never released a fixed version... more…

  • Re: Music of Sligo CL70

    Just to clarify -- the original Music of Sligo LP was CL33. So the CL70 reference would be to the mysterious CD release, which allegedly had "additions and deletions". more…

  • Re: Music of Sligo CL70

    Kenny, if you haven't asked them already, hold off a bit and I'll ask Gerry Harrington directly. more…

  • Music of Sligo CL70

    Just got my copy of "The Powelsborough Lasses", and the liner notes start like this: more…

  • Re: Accordion question

    Just to amplify what Wesley was saying: we spent $180 on an old accordion, and then Button Box fixed it up for us for $700. More recently, we had $500 of work done on a $400 accordion. So it's really easy to find yourself spending extra after the initia... more…