kharkness’s seven comments

  • Re: John Ryan’s

    Yep. I play with a minstrel troupe at a Renaissance faire in Virginia, and we have been doing Peg Ryan/John Ryan as a set for so long that I can no longer play Peg Ryan without autopiloting on into "Dum Dum." We play it faster and faster until we make the... more…

  • Re: Slow airs for tin whistle

    Wild Geese more…

  • Composer Correction

    Slight correction: the attribution of the song to "Keizo Narita" is a bit mangled. The tune was composed in 1916 by *Tamezoo* Narita to fit a poem published in 1913 by Kokei Hayashi. I think it's a charming tune and have played it followed on by the jig ... more…

  • Non-jigs with Morrison’s

    It's common to mix tune types for harp competitions; one combo I've used is: more…

  • Triplet Bowing

    Chelle Fulk, the fiddler in the band Keltish (she's also my husband's fiddle coach) doesn't bow the triplets in Minch. She has this trick of tensing her forearm just so, and it makes the bow bounce on the string. more…

  • Keltish

    Washington DC area band that performs live in the DC metro region and also performs "virtual" concerts on Second Life. more…

  • I play "Dublin Streets" in a set with the ubiquitous "Butterfly" slip jig. As a harpist, I find slip jigs easier to play at speed than reels, and these two have a nice light bouncy feel to them. more…