patrickcumminsmusic’s one thousand, six hundred and eighty-six comments

  • The Harsh February

    This is called The Harsh February and was composed by Phil Cunningham. David White's, by Jerry Holland, is another tune entirely as appears on his "Fiddler's Choice" CD. I think the David White's titled should be removed. more…

  • Re: Irish Traditional Music

    That second tune which Niall Kenny refers to is a jig called The Queen of the Rushes. An old tune. more…

  • P. Joe Hayes’ Reel I.D.

    P. Joe Hayes' Reel is also known as "Farewell to Old Decency" and "For the Sake of Old Decency" and they play it in the key of A. more…

  • “Music at the Crossroads”, new Irish music radio programme on DSFM

    Hi all, more…

  • Re: Sessions in the UK this week and next

    Oh, by the way, I have looked at a few in the 'Sessions' section but I thought I'd rather ask here because (A) there could be a change in schedule over the New Year and (B) it's nice to hear recommendations and opinions that are up to date. Some sessions ... more…

  • Sessions in the UK this week and next

    Hi all, more…

  • 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…