jdave’s one hundred and eighteen comments

  • Murphy’s Hound

    I learned this great tune from Paul McGrattan's excellent Keelwest album. He plays it in between The Dispute at the Crossroads and The Satin Slipper. more…

  • Re: Ya’ll who listen to Baroque music…

    Woohoo! Someone finally mentioned Telemann! He has some *superb* compositions. I just got a album of some of his Blaserkonzerte (Wind Concertos), and it is impressive. more…

  • Re: How old were you when you started?

    recorder:10-11 more…

  • Re: G sharp on whistle

    I cover the first two holes and half-hole the third. This is near impossible (for me) to do on a fast tune, but on a slow air like the "The Lonesome Boatman" it should be much easier to finger. It sounds better than XXO XXO, in my opinion. more…

  • Re: how did everyone make out?

    Seisflutes, I also got Keelwest and WFO 2! Great, aren't they? I still want a wooden flute, though....🙂 more…

  • Re: JS Bach & ITM players

    I also enjoy Bach tremendously. He is the greatest composer of all time. His music perfectly balances the three parts of music--melody, harmony, and rythm. The man was a genius to put all that counterpoint in its exact place. more…

  • This tune is actually called "The Flooded Road to Glenties." For another transcription see: more…

  • Peg McGrath’s Reel

    A tune composed by the late great flutist Josie McDermott. He played it on his "Darby's Farewell" album. Peg McGrath was also a flutist. more…

  • A Chieftain's recording made in 1988. Guests include: Van Morrison, Nanci Griffith and Milladoiro. more…

  • Re: that Christmas song about Holly

    Laitch, I think you are mistaken...Holly and the Ivy is a different tune then the one in question. more…