prouse’s ninety comments

  • Re: world fleadh in castlebar 2009 was a disgrace

    Is it just me or does this sound a bit like Celtic Connections in Glasgow with lots of great bands in large venues at high prices and almost no sessions in the local pubs. more…

  • Re: Could ITM survive without the Tenor Banjo?

    Can't help but disagree. To my mind the traditional music survives DESPITE the banjo. With the exception of a few great players it is a clumsy instrument with limited tonal variation and every tune sounds identical. Because of this I find it almost imposs... more…

  • A great pipe march; I couldn't it list it as such on the site as there is no category for 2/4 tunes other than polkas. Written by Norman MacDonald. more…

  • Re Dargai

    Sean Keane's playing of Dargai is dreadful. I've no idea where he learned his version but it is just as well its been left off the tune list more…

  • A Youtube video has appeared of the flute player Niall Kenny playing this tune; it is the last tune in the first set more…

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  • A Youtube video has appeared of Niall Kenny playing at the Edinburgh Folk Club; the Trip to Pakistan is the last tune in the second set more…

  • Other Mayo Reel

    There seem to be 2 Mayo reels on this album. Does anyone know the name of the second? more…

  • Thar Droichead Sall with Ronan Burke

    Ronan Burke played a great set of polkas played during his show on 13/3/08 on Clare FM. It was about 25 minutes in. Does anyone know the name of the musicians? more…

  • Composer?

    I was intrigued to see the fiddler Gerry Harrington claim to have written this tune in the sleeve notes of their excellent album "The Smoky Chimney" more…