usedbullfrog’s forty-four comments

  • Re: Leslie’s March

    The tune appears as 'Lasly's March' in James Oswald's 'A Curious Collection of Scots Tunes' Book 2 (ca. 1743), which predates its issue in the Caledonian Pocket Companion by at least seven years. No authorship is directly listed or implied in that volume.... more…

  • Roseville: a rhythm solution

    Notate it as a polka, play with strong 3-bar phrases. Sounds a bit like a 17th century old-style hornpipe feel. Great tune. more…

  • composed by Randal Bays. He plays it down a step (G Dorian) on his album "House to House" with Roger Landes. more…

  • New Year’s Eve

    Anybody know a jig by the same name? ABC starts more…

  • Geminiani

    Also found as a slow air in Francesco Geminiani's collection of Scots airs (ca. 1740) more…

  • Italian Rant - Italian indeed

    This tune is best known as La Mantovana, notated in (among other sources) Il Solaro by Gasparo Zanetti (fl. 1620s - 1645). John Playford included it in several publications, including later editions of The English Dancing-Master. The first section is also... more…

  • Originals

    All music was once new, even traditional tunes... more…

  • Liz Power

    This tune was written after having lunch with two of my favourite fiddlers, Liz Carroll and Liz Hanley, at Swannanoa Celtic Week 2008 in the mountains of North Carolina. more…

  • All around the Holly Tree

    From the playing of the group Aengus. A nice fiddle jig. more…

  • Please help ID a jig

    Does anyone know the name for this jig? I've searched for it by increasingly small fragments of ABC and have come up empty. The version I have comes from the playing of Eamon Coyne. Many thanks for the help. more…