James Kinnear’s twenty-eight comments

  • Re: John McCusker’s "The Collection"

    I wonder if he might be updating his website possibly. Had looked as well for the CD copies of The Wishing Tree and The Reed That Bends In The Storm, as that seems to be the only places you can buy them. more…

  • Re: The Lark’s Call

    The tune marked as "Gan Ainm" is Michael O'Brien's jig more…

  • Re: Michael O’Brien’s

    This was also featured on Tom Delany's album "The Lark's Call", though was played on a C set. It's listed on track 4 as "Gan Ainm" more…

  • Re: Andy Irvine’s Instruments

    It's fantastic news! Horrific seeing what's happened to our airports, and instruments are such a personal thing they become like a family member. more…

  • Re: Advice on Buying Whistles and Backpressure

    For a high D whistle, I'd have to recommend a Killarney D brass whistle. Very bright and responsive and very easy to play. I tend to prefer brass as opposed to nickel whistles as they have a brighter sound, but everyone has their own preferences. more…

  • Re: RIP Mick Moloney

    What an incredible man. Listened to a lot of fantastic recordings of him lately, very said to hear of his passing. more…

  • Tunepal in the UK

    Has anyone else seen that the app version of Tunepal has disappeared in the UK? Was trying to download this morning but no results on the App Store. Can still access the web version, but would be really handy to have the app. more…

  • Re: Curious about Cs

    It really depends on the person’s interpretation I think. I find uilleann pipers often use the C sharp particularly for use in playing triplets, but may use the C natural in other versions. Piping tunes will often have the C sharp in as well mainly so t... more…

  • Re: An Ocean’s Breadth

    I very much agree! Particularly loved his version of Shiftin' Gravel (also known as the Morning Nightcap). There's some videos of an extraordinary set from Solas, where they play The Stride Reel together, they each do a tune each and then come back togeth... more…

  • Re: Castor Bay

    The second tune of track 2 (Hup Maddens) is this: more…