Kilcash’s two thousand, eight hundred and eighty-three comments

  • Re: Kickstarter project

    I don't really understand it either. The OP estimates a cost of $1500, that's $750 each. Friends & family will likely buy a few, let's say leaving $500 each to put in. That's pretty good value for a vanity project. more…

  • Re: When you can’t “Think Outside of The Box”.

    Re OP, what's wrong with being in the box? This is a site for Irish Trad, you can view that as a genre, a box. I doubt if the likes of Willie Clancy, Johnny Doherty or Paddy Canny etc., ever bothered much with the fact that this was their box, their music... more…

  • Re: The Late Professor Micheal O’ Suilleabhain.

    Yes, was very sorry to hear that earlier today. A great fan of his piano playing, he was beautifully lyrical, a maestro. Not so sure about all the academic stuff but I guess that's how he earned his crust. more…

  • Re: Gig or Session ?

    I suppose this is what happens when you go down the road of monetising a tradition. more…

  • Re: Most recorded tunes …

    You'd be missing some of the 'modern' recordings, you know where the likes of a Sharon Shannon or whoever puts a couple of trad tunes (that have names) together with band piece and calls it 'The Dog Ate My Homework' etc. Something to do with protecting in... more…

  • Re: Question on planxty (the tunes, not the band)

    Dinneen's dictionary gives the word 'planncadh' as striking, beating etc., but specifically examples it's use to describe playing the harp. Would seem a likely origin of 'planxty'. more…

  • Re: Lost our session venue…. again….(sympathy and suggestions welcome)

    "As I pointed out last time this was discussed, a huge chunk of the repertoire is at least in theory under copyright, much of it very definitely is under copyright, and it’s perfectly possible that something even in O’Neill’s is still in copyright."... more…

  • Re: The Gobby-O

    Gob in Hiberno English is loosely a mouth as in 'Shut yer gob'. In Irish, it means a beak of a bird literally but often occurs for points and small headlands along the coast. Might be used too to describe a person with a beaked or hooked nose. more…

  • Re: Pip Murphy….Compositions

    Two off top of my head. Trip to Cullenstown and there's a Pip Murphy polka. more…

  • Re: Is it a sin to play a hornpipe as a reel?

    What about the other way around. An older fiddler I used to know always advised that when learning a reel, it helped to start playing it more swung/ dotted like a hornpipe. That was his advice anyway. more…