bsumner’s ten comments

  • Day & time change

    The session now meets on the first and third Saturdays from noon until 4pm. more…

  • Re: oró sé do bheatha abhaile…..heard of it?

    Could someone please post the link for the sheet music mentioned above - the '99 March and the'98 March? Several in this thread mentioned that the music is here, but it doesn't show up when I search on the title. more…

  • Day & time

    The session meets on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from noon until 4pm. This is a SLOW session. more…

  • Is Am the best key yet for Roslin Castle?

    I originally learned this tune in Em, but did the old trick of simply shifting down a string to play it in Am. It works very well, hovering in the lower registers only peeking out to the E string during a run in the B part (though that E can easily be pl... more…

  • Morag Haig-Thomas

    This tune was composed by the late Scottish fiddler Donald Riddell. Old Blind Dogs play it on their CD "Gab O' Mey" in a set with Lochanside and it is also featured on a tribute CD titled "A Highland Fiddler" by Duncan Chisholm / Iain MacFarlane / Bruce ... more…

  • Key Correction

    Whoops...OBD play this tune in Gm, not Cm. It is easier to play in Gm on the fiddle, without as many 4th finger contortions as are found in the Cm version, but it sounds great either way. more…

  • Key for Roslin Castle

    Although I have a lot of books which show this air in D modal, Alasdair Fraser plays it in Cm on "Return to Kintail" and OBD play it in Cm on "The World's Room". Bonnie Rideout recently authored a Mel Bay title called "Scottish Fiddle Enclyclopedia", whi... more…

  • Celtic session at Rosie Connolly’s in Richmond, VA

    Sessions are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 8:00 until you get tired of playing (Rosie' closes at 2:00am). more…

  • Lochanside

    The first tune on track #9 is Morag Haig-Thomas, composed by Donald Riddell, I think. more…

  • Archie Beag

    The second jig is Peter MacKinnon of Skeabost. more…