Nigel Gatherer’s two thousand, seven hundred and fifty-four comments

  • Re: Shiny Side

    Composed by Murdo Cameron. more…

  • Re: 12th Of June

    Composed by Angus MacKenzie. more…

  • Re: Name of Hornpipe sought

    I've heard it before, I'm sure. It's quite close to Rickett's (I know that tune as "The Manchester Hornpipe"), but it differs in parts, as you say. I'm hearing it in my head played by an English musician, possibly Northumbrian. I'll keep trying to bring i... more…

  • Re: The Picc Line

    "Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter" used for chemo treatment and other medical reasons.. more…

  • Re: The Northern Lasses

    There is a setting in O'Neill's 'Waifs and Strays' (1922) called "Lady Kelly's Reel - Up Roscommon" about which he wrote: "This famous reel as played by John Kelly, a fiddler of phenomenal execution now living in San Francisco Cal., is a florid setting of... more…

  • Re: The £5 Whistle

    I have just received mine in the post, and from a quick play, it seems good and well worth the money. It even comes with a leather-like case which would probably cost a fiver on its own. Thanks, Alan. more…

  • Re: Hobson’s

    This is a fairly well known tune called "Sweet Molly" which I think dates back to the mid-18th century (Aird's Selection?), but I'd reckon it's a wee bit older. Another name for the tune is "Hopetoun House" (Bremner). It must have been posted here before,... more…

  • Re: memory getting erratic…………………

    Another vote for "The Pinch of Snuff" https://thesession.org/tunes/591 more…

  • Re: The Ox

    Blazin' blazin' blazin', oh, the tunes are 'mazin', more…

  • The Ox, X:2

    I thought this tune deserved another transcription. As played by Balzin' Fiddles on their album 'The Key' (2017?). more…