baglady’s one hundred and sixteen comments

  • Re: Name some jigs

    The beat is what counts and that is good and steady. more…

  • This tune might be more correctly referred to as a traveler tune brought to the Isles through the gypsy tradition from Romania where women sing the Doina. Or perhaps someone has been sessioning with a Klezmer band. more…

  • Re: What’s your diddley dialect?

    I have been noticing that there are definitely styles here in America. When people come up from Chicago they have a 'Chicago Style'. There is a 'Twin Cities' style and a 'Milwaukee' and a 'Winnipeg' style. You can hear it when they play their party pie... more…

  • Re: Information about uilleann pipe made in pakistan

    When India was a part of the British Empire Highland pipe bands flourished. GHB began to be made in India to supply the many regimental pipe bands. Some very fine instruments were made around the end of the 20th century. Then sweatshop like knock-offs ... more…

  • Re: Jig Rhythm, Irish and Scottish

    Scottish music is played 'pointed' and Irish is played round. pointing is represented as a dotted eighth note followed by a sixteenth and then an eighth but it isn't quite played like that. You need to have someone show you just how it's done. Scottish... more…

  • Re: Joining in with sessions

    Once we were haveing a pretty nice session when a couple of guys came over and asked if they could join in with some 'songs'. We said sure. They launched into a 3 hour long playlist with patter and all. I know, I timed it. We waited for a break in the... more…

  • Re: Pipes and More Pipes

    GHB are the modern form of a very ancient Great Pipe that began in Germany and followed Celtic migrations down through France and Spain and across the sea to Ireland and then Scotland. The chanter has a conical bore, plays in one octave and mostly in the... more…

  • More on Margaret Barry

    Here is a piece from Irish TV that has her telling the story of how this tune came to her in a dream. more…

  • Re: Hierarchy in diddl(e)y instruments from the punters’ viewpoint.

    Well the Great Pipe IS the superior instrument! more…

  • Re: Sesh Hogs & Sesh Rage

    Had an experience with a Sesh bully the other day. more…