John Hill’s thirty-six comments

  • Re: Tunes in more than 2 octaves (B6<t<G3)

    Yes, Boyen, beat me to it! Farewell to Erin occurred to me on my walk home. more…

  • Tunes in more than 2 octaves (B6<t<G3)

    Earlier today I heard a recording of Matt Molloy playing the Japanese Hornpipe and found it quite notable that he was playing so much up in that 3rd octave. I think this is the first tune I've seen going up that high, higher than a B6 or certainly C6. more…

  • Re: The Japanese

    Don't see many tunes going above a B5. Makes this tune quite unique. Am surprised as well to be hearing of it first through the flute playing of Matt Molloy more…

  • Re: Hot Weather in Europe - watch your instruments!

    Thanks for the advice, will definitely have a think about my storage conditions! Nice reminder regardless of the weather more…

  • Re: Death of Seamus Tansey

    The Irish Traditional Music Archive have put up an archived interview with Tansey as a tribute today, wihch can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXAeS12hJlU more…

  • Re: Slid or "slided"?

    Belfaster here, it could just be a local thing. I often used to hear people say "I slided up next up him" or "the wee one slided down the stairs" etc. though with TV and movies "slid" has become more common in recent years. more…

  • Re: Joe Cooley - Cooley - Peculiar audio quality

    Thanks for the YouTube link, gimpy, I'd looked for one to share myself. more…

  • Re: Joe Cooley - Cooley - Peculiar audio quality

    Don't get me wrong, the music is fantastic and I enjoy it greatly, but the quality of the recording isn't indicative of or inherent to field recordings of the time or even much earlier. It sounds like there's around a milisecond echo on there and I'm curi... more…

  • Joe Cooley - Cooley - Peculiar audio quality

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone could put words to the peculiar audio quality on the album Cooley by Joe Cooley. In a digital sense it sounds like there is some frame skipping but I know it was recorded on tape. I'm not overly familiar with the nuances... more…

  • Re: Thumbs advice…

    Is the issue only in one hand? You could consider something like a melodica with a blowpipe, which would let you play a keyboard with only one hand. Lung capacity might again be an issue but they can be quite cheap to try out and see if it works. more…