rgriffiths’s nine comments

  • The Noose IN the Ghillies

    I played with Perry in the "Toronto & District Caledonia" pipe band in the early nineties. The name of this tune was inspired by the small hangman's noose he had tied at the end of one of his Ghillie Brogue laces. more…

  • A gem

    This ablum is a window into raw impromptu "go for it!" piping including piping ornaments and 'tricks" not always heard from the classic masters like Willie Clancy and Seamus Ennis. more…

  • Sunday Session now on Saturday

    That about sums it up. more…

  • Ryan’s Fancy

    I first heard this tune played by James Keane on the 1979 LP "A Time with Ryan's Fancy" by the (Irish-) Canadian group Ryan's Fancy. This tune opened the jig set on track 4 which finished with the Portroe and then the Mooncoin. more…

  • Re: Border pipes

    I played a set of Morrison's I had on loan while deciding on a maker. In the end I went with Garvie. more…

  • O’Neill’s

    This tune can be found in O'Neill's Music of Ireland -- # 1108 as Paddy "Go Easy". more…

  • Planxty After the Break version

    This is pretty close to Planxty's version: more…

  • Planxty After the Break version

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  • Planxty After the Break version

    I first heard this tune on the bonus track Lord MacDonlad/The Chattering Magpie set on Planxty's 'After the Break' album. The tune was somehow omitted from the liner notes. Anyway, here is the way Liam O'Flynn plays it on this track (well, pretty close ... more…