SiGarb’s thirteen comments

  • Northwick Arms

    A monthly French Dance, normally on the third Friday of each month (not July & August) from 8–11pm with a scratch band of live musicians: hurdy-gurdy, mandolin, melodeons, whistles, recorders, clarinet, bagpipes, fiddle, djembe, bodhrán etc (depending ... more…

  • Not this Hawk!

    Can you unlink this Hawk somehow? The Hawk on this recording is James Hill's polka of that name, not his reel ("hornpipe") ;) Cheers. more…

  • This 'hornpipe' was actually written as a reel by the legendary fiddler James Hill and named after the pub in Gateshead where he lived. He also wrote a polka of the same name, which was recorded by Alistair Anderson many years ago (1978?) on his classic L... more…

  • Yes it’s a bourrée

    Yes it's a 2-time bourrée, and there's a great version of it on One Roof Under by Karen Tweed and Andy Cutting, with Ian Carr on guitar. They make the second pair of notes in the fourth bar of the B music into three: a little run down of two semi-quavers... more…

  • Proper title and composer of this tune!

    This is actually not by Gilles Chabenat. It is called "L'inconnu de Limoise" and is by Jean-François Heintzen, better known as "Maxou" Heintzen. There is a version of it, with lots of informative comments about the composer, the incident that inspired it... more…

  • NOT the Scottish à Virmoux

    This is *not* the Scottish à Virmoux, which is pretty well-known and quite widely recorded; it is, as gian marco suggests, the Scottish à Catinaux. The Scottish à Virmoux can also be found on YouTube, as the second part of this set: http://www.youtube.... more…

  • No, don't put it into 4/4; bourrées are generally (always?) in 2/4 or 3/8 for the three-time ones. This one was originally written in G minor by Paul James of Blowzabella. Your transcription was pretty much spot on compared with the published version (in... more…

  • “Borderlands”

    As Matt Seattle has just reminded me, "Borderlands" was Kathryn's second solo LP. The first was "On Kielderside", released in 1984. more…

  • This tune was composed by Kathryn Tickell in memory of a friend, *Roly* Gentle (not Rory), from Cambridge, and appeared on her first solo LP, "Borderlands" in 1989, in a set with "Stellgreen". It is also on the first Kathryn Tickell Band record (1991), in... more…

  • Roly Gentle (a.k.a. “Rory” Gentle)

    This tune was composed by Kathryn Tickell in memory of a friend, *Roly* Gentle (not Rory), from Cambridge, and appeared on her first solo LP, "Borderlands" in 1989, in a set with "Stellgreen". It is also on the first Kathryn Tickell Band record (1991), in... more…