jimhale’s eight comments

  • Re: Rochford or Crehan Recordings?

    Whoosis, thanks! more…

  • Re: Rochford or Crehan Recordings?

    Bernie, more…

  • And yet another name

    If I'm not mistaken, this is the "tune" my wife refers to as "Waking O'Toole." 😉 more…

  • Re: Low whistle advice needed

    My 11-yr old son is learning to play on an F# low whistle by Phil Hardy, and seems to be having a better go at it than his old man on the low D whistle. more…

  • O Riada

    wonderful version of this on Sean O Riada's record "O Riada" with Ceoltoiri Chualann. more…

  • O Riada’s comment

    O Riada remarks that because Irwin was not a member of the Gaelic aristocracy, but a Cromwellian, Carolan gave this tune more a European flavor, but, Riada adds waggishly, "it's still a very pretty tune." more…

  • Women of Ireland

    This was my first introduction to Sean O'Riada from a cover of the song by Jazz musician Bob James (whose version of the song I can no longer bear to listen to, having heard other more appropriately traditional settings. more…

  • Bobby Casey’s Jig

    John Williams, on his Irish Concertina instructional video, gives this tune as "Bobby Casey's Jig" with only slight variations from the musical notation posted here for "Lilting Banshee." more…