The Archivist’s three hundred and ninety-five comments

  • Re: The Irish Girl, O’Neill’s 1001

    I think that the version in O’Neill’s 1001 has the key signature missing. There’s quite a gap between the Clef and time signature. more…

  • Willie Maclennan

    Willie Maclennan by James Scott Skinner. From ‘Harp and Claymore’, with slight adaptions on my part. I’ll post John Doherty’s unique setting shortly. more…

  • Re: Miss Gunning’s

    The Ballinamore is the tune I know from Roger Sherlock as 'The Gatehouse Maid' more…

  • Re: The Humours Of Ayle House

    There is a jig in the Gunn ms, Fermanagh 1865' called 'Girls Take Of Your Legs' with the same first part as all the above settings. The second part is the middle part of setting #3. Mystery solved, will post the setting shortly more…

  • Miss Gunning’s

    From the Grier ms, as played on 'Leitrim's Hidden Treasure' by the McNamara Family, who say: more…

  • Bernie McKiernan’s Dream

    From 'Leitrim's Hidden Treasure' by the McNamara Family. They say in the sleevenotes: more…

  • Flood’s

    From 'Leitrim's Hidden Treasure' by the McNamara family. They finish the tune with the first 8 bars. more…

  • The Barley Grain, X:5

    From the playing of Danny Meehan, 1978 recording from the Hibernian Club, Fulham Broadway. Danny follows it with The Wheels of the World (version x3) more…

  • Re: Jemmy Duffy’s

    This is the first tune in a set of 3. more…

  • Monymusk, X:10

    The third tune in the set of three Jemmy/Jimmy Duffy Barndances, as played by Jim Hoy on Hidden Fermanagh Vol 2 more…