seanobrien’s twelve comments

  • Re: The Blockers

    ......actually, version 3 by Aidriano is better for the flute. The run down without the b flat is not so good but at least it is more playable. more…

  • Re: The Blockers

    Good tune. Not great on the flute! more…

  • Re: Lament For Owen Roe O’Neill

    Peter Carberry ( Trad music from Longford) and Nollaigh Casey ( Lead the Knave) have a different tune under this title, which I have been told is in fact a lament for a different Eoghan Rua - an 18th Century Irish Poet. The anglicised names are, respectiv... more…

  • Re: Traditional Irish Music From Co. Longford

    Has anyone got any comments or information about the air on this album Lament for Eoghan Rua O'Neill? more…

  • Re: Lead The Knave

    Many thanks GW, that’s exactly what I was looking for. It confirms my belief that those sleeve notes are inaccurate about that tune. That assumes that the posts on the internet are correct of course, but they seem pretty comprehensive. The air that cele... more…

  • Re: Lead The Knave

    I used to have the cassette of this album. Cant find it now. I am researching the origins of the Air on the album that is called Caoineadh Eoghain Ruadh. I recall that they attribute the air to the death of the soldier Eoghan Ruadh Ó Néill who died in 1... more…

  • Re: Michael Cramer’s

    ..............and now, after years of painstaking research (!) I find this snippet of information about the elusive Michael Cramer/ Creamer .........”Michael McNamara, the Leitrim flute player and scion of the famous musical family, says that Michael Cr... more…

  • Re: Michael Cramer’s

    This tune I know as Charlie Harris’s from the playing on Sean Ryan (whistle), who follows it with Lucky in Love. I’ve played this set for years. The name Michael Cramer is not familiar to me . Any idea who he is/was? Charlie Harris is a box player , b... more…

  • Aggie Whytes OR Chattering Magpie?

    As far as my experience goes, these are two different ( albeit diabolically similar) tunes. Probably two versions of the same . But I reckon Aggie Whytes is the one posted here but Chattering Magpies is a very slightly different tune ( on Tim Collins reco... more…

  • Farewell to Ireland

    The tune Cathal is playing here ( and is the last one annotated above) is indeed called Farewell to Ireland. It came up on Thursday at the Corrofin Trad festival , and I asked, because I always think they are starting to play The London Lasses in D - but... more…