gwfowler’s thirty comments

  • Re: Salt Hill Pub

    Pub is closed. Opening as a sports bar - no music. more…

  • Brid Harper has a lovely version of this tune on her debut album, just released. more…

  • Ookpik Waltz thoughts/comments

    "Little Dear Isle" is "Little Deer Isle", Hetty. To the best of my recollection (and I was there in 1986 when Mairead first heard the tune) Jeff Titon's version came from Maggie Holzberg via a cassette tape made at a session somewhere. At that time I on... more…

  • Transcription comment

    Thanks for posting this nice version. In the A part, I hear him play measures 14/15 as |gdBc|dcBA | more…

  • One of those handy tunes that can be set in a variety of keys. Carignan plays it in G, then moves over to D. more…

  • Amelia, not Amelia’s

    A very common misnomer. The waltz was simply named "Amelia" by McQuillen. more…

  • Probably mislabeled as a strathspey

    I probably shouldn't wander into Scottish musicology, but I think this is a slow reel, or hornpipe. more…

  • El Paso Waltz

    Written by Dave Richardson (Boys of the Lough). This transcriptions is from the playing of Alabama fiddler James Bryan. more…

  • Re: fiddle players who use little ornamenation or variation

    Yes, Fiddle4, The YouTube video you ask about is the Altan fiddler - a very young Ciaran Tourish - one of the fiddlers with Altan (the other being Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh). There's PLENTY of ornamentation in Ciaran's presentation here, trebles (bowed triple... more…

  • Re: fiddle players who use little ornamenation or variation

    Another restrained and civil discussion of music on The Session. 😉 more…