Charleville’s twenty-one comments

  • 78 Eatonwood Green

    This is my best shot at Rich Mullin’s “78 Eatonwood Green,” a song he wrote after staying in Ireland for a bit in honor of the place they stayed. This was originally performed on Hammer Dulcimer with the D part played on a classical guitar. The E part d… more…

  • Re: The Beggarman, X:2

    My comments in the second setting were edited out, so here is how the High Kings do it: more…

  • Taken From The Road

    This is Diarmud O’Brien’s tune “Taken From the Road,” written in honor of his late father, whom his neighbor said died so suddenly it was like he was taken from the road. This is a very simplified version with no ornamentation. more…

  • The Beggarman, X:2

    This is the full version of the High Kings’ “Beggarman Jig,” as presented previously. Additionally, there is a “live” recording of them doing this with the fiddler from Celtic Woman. I’m pretty sure they’re just playing with a track. more…

  • Re: Weak Slide on the Banjo E String

    @CreadurMawnOrganig Thanks for the advice. I located a luthier. I also noticed that they do slide a bit, it’s just the volume is masked by the sympathetic resonances from the other strings. more…

  • Weak Slide on the Banjo E String

    I just acquired a Kenmore Ludwig tenor banjo from the 1930s. It was set up professionally by a very good luthier I trust, but for some reason, the E string is impossible to slide on, and notes are very weak unless the string is pressed close to the frets… more…

  • Canon In D

    This is Ian Walsh’s arrangement of Johann Pachelbel’s famous “Canon in D” as an Irish reel. Ian throws a lot more ornamentation in via turns, rolls, etc., but I notated the basics of the tune. more…

  • A Country Dance

    This tune by Rick and Hillary Wagner is an original tune featured on Jim’s Red Pants’ album “More Luck to Us All” and is often used as a background music in Townsends’ YouTube Videos. It is not traditional but is in that style. more…

  • Re: Tune to Touch the Soul

    Ailin: Love the Mark Knopfler. The Scots and Irish influence are very strong in some of his solo work. more…

  • Tune to Touch the Soul

    I love all your thoughts about questions I have asked so far, so here’s another open-ended one. more…