Ciotog’s fifteen comments

  • Re: Taking liberties with O’Carolan

    So, I'll press ahead with my alterations to those tunes which fall outside the range of the pipes. One thing I have found out is that he wrote so many (over 200) that it is possible to find combinations, runs, flutterings in some of his other tunes to fil... more…

  • Taking liberties with O’Carolan

    Trying to fit some O'Carolan pieces onto the whistle/pipes can be challenging as he had a fondness for leppin' from high notes to low notes right outside the range of these instruments. more…

  • Re: kiss me i’m irish

    Ronnie Drew made a great ballad out of that tune: more…

  • Also known as Marbhna Luimni (which means the dead of Limerick) but more usually called in English Limerick's Lamentation. It is a Jacobean tune lamenting the defeat of the Irish-Jacobean forces at the siege of Limerick in 1691. As a lament it is usually ... more…

  • This is the tune to which the words of the Red Flag were first put. It seems a bit of a stretch but it was sung on TG4 a couple of nights ago and it worked well. The name of the singer escapes me but he had a Dublin accent which added authenticity. The Re... more…

  • Re: The ultimate case sticker (and seisiún vs session)

    I grew up in Dublin in the 1950s and we had 'great gas' when we went out on the town. But country girls - nurses and civil servants from Tipperary and such far-flung places - always had 'great craic'. (I never saw it spelt then.) So, in my experience, th... more…

  • Just curious about the name. more…

  • More pipes for sale

    Left-handed three-quarter set by Hevia, Parrado y Arragon.Key of D, with C nat key. Made mid-2005. more…

  • More pipes for sale

    Left-handed three-quarter set by Hevia, Parrado y Arragon. more…

  • Re: Songs that were jigs first

    Also to the tune of the Irish Washerwoman is Percy French's 'Kitty was pretty and Jane, she was plain' (I know that's not the title but it'll remind you.) more…