Stephen Pierrot’s thirty-two comments

  • Re: The Green Mountain

    In the Miles Krassen edition of O'Neill's its named "The Green Mountain (The Maid Behind the Bar)". In the original O'Neill's it's just "The Green Mountain". I first learned it from the Neillidh Boyle recording on From Galway to Dublin, then changed it to... more…

  • Re: The Ships Are Sailing

    It appears in O'Neill's, both the Miles Klassen edition and the original. more…

  • Re: Three Guid Fellows Doon In Yon Glen

    Thanks, David. The David Johnson book is very interesting and informative. My copy is the second edition, published in 1997 by Mercat Press, Edinburgh, and it was first published in 1984 by John Donald Publishers Ltd. My wife found it for me in a used boo... more…

  • Re: Three Guid Fellows Doon In Yon Glen

    This appears in "Scottish Fiddle Music in the 18th Century" by David Johnson as "There's Three Good Fellows Ayont Yon Glen" (#18, page 45). His version is taken from William McGibbon's "Scots Tunes" (1742), vol.ii p.18. He shows a total of 12 verses: an... more…

  • Re: Octave Mandolin - picking hand issue with bridge

    For your bridge to be correctly placed, you should be able to play a harmonic, on each string, over the 12th fret, and have it the same pitch as the 12th fret note (an octave above the open string). I mostly pick with my pinky and ring fingers resting on ... more…

  • Re: From Galway To Dublin

    This is also known as Bonaparte Crossing the Rhine (The Listowel Hornpipe) in more…

  • Re: Muiñeira De Vilanova

    Should it be played at a jig tempo? Seems to me it's more a Waltz, should be in 3/4 time, change eight notes to quarters, quarters to halves, etc. more…

  • Re: All of O’Neill’s Project

    Good for you! I'm often rooting through my copy of O'Neill's to find a tune to round out a set. Usually I have some criteria, maybe I want one that actually ends rather than continuing in a loop. Being able to access someone playing just the melody is bri... more…

  • Re: She’s Sweetest

    This appears in David Johnson's book, "Scottish Fiddle Music of the Eighteenth Century" as "Miss Faw's Minuet (She's Sweetest When She's Naked)". Seems minuets were popular as Scottish country dances in the mid 18th century, but the musicians often didn'... more…

  • Re: The Maid Behind The Bar

    It is in O'Neill's, listed as "The Green Mountain (The Maud Behind the Bar)". I play it in a set: Hardiman the Fiddler (slip jig)/Banish Misfortune (jig)/ The Green Mountain. There's a 1937 recording of Neil O'Boyle playing it, following The Harvest Home ... more…