52Paddy’s one thousand, six hundred and eighty-two comments

  • Re: What makes a good set?

    There are no hard and fast rules. Although I find that certain keys generally work together and it's good to know some of these combinations if needing to think of sets on the stop, particularly if you're performing with someone who's repertoire you're un... more…

  • Re: Tenor Banjo Teacher Limerick City

    I think Brian Fitzgerald still lives around Limerick direction but not sure if he teaches. There's a helping of musicians out in Ennis who might teach also, if you've no luck in the city. more…

  • Micho Russell’s

    This tune was also recorded by Sean Keane (fiddle) & Donal Staunton (banjo) for the 1967 Comhaltas Tour Recording 'The Rambles of Kitty'. They called it 'Micho Russell's' and play it pretty close to the written version originally submitted. more…

  • Bean an Ti ar Lar

    This is the Irish Gaelic title for the tune I was referring to a few years ago. Indeed, as direct translation into English would be "The Woman of the House in the Centre". So, looks like they are related after all ;-) more…

  • Session tape: Paraic MacDonnchadha, Conor Tully & Frank Hogan

    I downloaded a session tape from some place on the internet (possibly related to ABC Navigator) of Paraic, Conor and Frank playing a session. It was a very comprehensive collection, maybe 15 tracks, and included a solo from Paraic on a set of jigs. I stil... more…

  • Bush in Bloom

    Learnt it in C myself. Did he really compose it? I think it's a version of The Bush in Bloom. more…

  • Seamus Begley’s No. 3

    Another tune I got from John Carty whose source was Seamus Begley. It's a typical Sliabh Luachra slide with no title so far. Not the most ideal tune for the banjo but would be nice on accordion and fiddle. more…

  • Seamus Begley Version

    https://thesession.org/tunes/12508 more…

  • Seamus Begley’s No. 2

    This is the jig played after the other "Seamus Begley's" I submitted yesterday. I got both from John Carty who got them from Seamus directly. This has a Sliabh Luachra feel to it, especially the sections which are slide-like. However, I think it might be ... more…

  • Seamus Begley’s

    I got this jig from John Carty at a class in Limerick. He learnt it from Seamus Begley. Sounds like it could be a version of Cunla but still stands as a tune in its own right, in my opinion. more…