mallette’s eighty comments

  • Larry Mallette’s Glorious Evidence Of Spring

    Here is a double jig that L.E. McCullough sent me as a birthday present. more…

  • Re: O’Connell’s

    How's about the coming Monday, MLK day 15 Jan 2018? more…

  • Re: Alloa House

    The tune was included in Oswald's Caledonian Pocket Companion, volume 1. Oswald, however, did not compose all the tunes in his collection. more…

  • Re: The Silver Hand

    Was just informed this was composed by Johnny Brennan, fiddler & guitar player from the Philadelphia area. more…

  • The Silver Hand

    I transcribed this slow double jig from Liz Knowles great album, Making Time. At one of Open The Door For Three's house concert at our place a couple of years ago, Liz mentioned that it was composed by a friend of hers, but I haven't found the name anywhe... more…

  • Re: Down among the bushes of Jerusalem

    The Bushes of Jerusalem was on Tommy Sands' 2001 Christmas album, to shorten the winter. more…

  • Re: The Johnstown

    Rebecca also plays it double on the Calluna CD. more…

  • addendum

    1920's! more…

  • A bit of history about the Hornpipe Polka.

    John Kimmel lived 1866 to 1942, so he could have picked up this tune from the 1891 Boston mandolin book, or from someone who had learned it there. The Traditional Tune Archive gives Kimmel's recording date as 1928. more…

  • Bunting collection.

    It was also collected and published by Bunting, though I don't recall which of his three volumes has it. more…