Ryan Farris’s thirty comments

  • Devanny’s Goat, X:10

    Just my personal take on it; I love that quick little triplet in the B part. more…

  • Re: Dick Sherlock’s

    Who decided this is called Dick Sherlock's now? I don't see a comment about it. This is Jim Kelly's! more…

  • Re: healing: a quarantine solo album

    Here's a completed (and corrected) tune listing from my solo album which I released last August. It's got tons of traditional tunes, and everything from O'Carolan classics to my favorite Paddy Fahey reels, and a couple of original compositions! more…

  • The Wexford Carol, X:8

    I was surprised to see that none of the previous settings correctly show the beat hierarchy of this lovely melody. Of course, it is a bit deceptive if you're hearing it for the first time, and it can be played with varying amounts of freedom; however, one... more…

  • Mrs. O’Sullivan’s, X:14

    Boulder, CO setting of this lovely tune. more…

  • Leigha’s

    Yes, the extra beats in the last measure are correct! Written by Colorado state champ Irish Dancer Leigha Amick, you can hear it as the second tune in this track from my quarantine solo trad EP: more…

  • Six Feet Away Or Six Feet Under

    Most of us have had a lot of spare time on our hands recently. I used some of it today to compose a new jig! There are of course many people who do not have much spare time right now, namely health-care workers and those others working on the front lines ... more…

  • When Sick Is It Tea That You Want?, X:12

    My setting is at its core a transcription of the way this tune is played by The Boys of the Lough, but with my own take on the second B part. more…

  • Gan Ainm

    HELP! I feel like this is a fairly common slide, but all my attempts to locate it on the session have so far failed. Let me know if you have a name for it! more…

  • Re: Paddy Fahey’s

    This is reel is listed as #19 in the Holohan collection. Interestingly, the parts are switched up! The Kane sisters play it BBAA whereas Holohan has it written AABB (which I presume is how Fahey himself played it, given that the Holohan is just transcript... more…