Sol Foster’s seven hundred and thirteen comments

  • Re: Was there ever an entire album of tunes that you wish you could learn?

    Actually have a to-do list listing the tunes I don't know from Peter Horan & Fred Finn's Music of Sligo... more…

  • Re: Articulating triplets on whistle when a half hole is involved?

    While I tend to agree with the philosophy espoused here by Cook, Eskin, et al, for completeness sake I should point out I can remember the day a pre-teen Sean Gavin was massively excited because he'd figured out how to do an F-natural roll on his D whistl... more…

  • Glencolmcille, X:4

    This is how I have the tune. I got it from Peter Horan's playing of it originally, but have probably strayed a bit. Couple of obvious spots where he folded the tune up an octave to get it to sit on the flute. more…

  • Thin Ice, X:3

    Is this what you wanted? more…

  • Re: Name of this jig?

    Herself on the question: http://www.harmonyware.com/tunes/liz-dip.mp3 more…

  • Re: Tune ID: Fairy Tune??

    Gerry, I remember who Bill White was, I just credited him with a tune/story that didn't belong to him. In my defense, if the date stamp on the ABC file is anything to go by, you told me the story when I had an 8 week old baby who wanted to be rocked for ... more…

  • Re: Tune ID: Fairy Tune??

    (Also, I don't know if the ABC above comes from Gerry or is my attempt at transcribing the tune. In my defense the ABC file has been on my computer for nearly a decade now...) more…

  • Re: Tune ID: Fairy Tune??

    (Slight update: definitely appears to be the tune, though in the video he's playing a C whistle so it's in F. Our versions of the tune aren't quite the same. When I listened to the intro I didn't hear any mention of Bill White, so that's probably just my... more…

  • Re: Tune ID: Fairy Tune??

    Is it more…

  • Re: So many Gan Ainms…

    I mean, the question is, are these tunes completely unknown outside of this source? I don't recognize them at all, but there are people out there who know at least 5x the number of tunes I do. Maybe they're obscure but known in the right circles. more…