Jon Corelis’s seventy-six comments

  • Re: Eccentricity

    I'm not eccentric, everyone else is. more…

  • Re: Trad and Pop

    Unless I missed it, I don't think anyone has yet listed what may be the most prominent example of a traditional song that became a popular hit. Many videos of it are available, but this one will make you weep with nostalgia even if you weren't born yet. ... more…

  • Re: What, no CD player?

    Maybe eventually technology will be advanced enough to create some sort of devices which will enable people actually to create their own music. more…

  • Re: What, no CD player?

    Richard D Cook: It's pretty easy to create an on line book to sell via Amazon.com. You only need basic computer skills, and I've found the royalty/payment system (if you are lucky enough to actually sell some copies) is pretty easy to manage. You have t... more…

  • Re: What, no CD player?

    The disappearance of CD players, and the consequent disappearance of CDs, has had a disastrous effect on music, and especially on folk music. CDs for serious listeners of all genres typically used to come with a pamphlet of liner notes which at their bes... more…

  • Re: Piano arrangements of ITM

    The book Ancient Irish Airs and Dances: 201 Classic Tunes Arranged for Piano by George Petrie is a subset of the traditional Irish music included in the large earlier book The Petrie Collection of the Ancient Music of Ireland. Originally published in 187... more…

  • Re: We could do with a bit of humour…………….

    https://youtu.be/Sb98H_1vl10 more…

  • Re: Authored tunes

    Personally, I find the site's focus on traditional tunes valuable. And as has been pointed out, there are other venues and methods for sharing original compositions. more…

  • I Know My Love

    It’s surprising that I Know My Love doesn’t seem to be included in TheSession.org’s tunes data base as of this writing, at least under that title, since it’s been a popular part of the folk repertoire since the 1950s and has been recorded by promi... more…

  • The Mermaid Song/U-gu-vi-u, U-gu -vi-u, Port Na Maighdinn Chuain

    This simple but beautiful tune, seeming to me very evocative of the ocean, appears in Patrick Macdonald’s A Collection of Highland Vocal Airs, published in 1784 with the title “U-gu-vi-u, U-gu -vi-u, Port na maighdinn Chuain — The Mermaid Song.” ... more…