Anthony Shostak’s twelve comments

  • An Feirin, X:2

    This tune drives like a juggernaut! The low D and trebled d notes in the B-part are essential to the beat. more…

  • Re: The Glen Road To Carrick

    My best attempt to transcribe Seamus Glackin’s playing. Note the E in the fourth and eighth measures of parts A, B, D and final measure of E, and the lack of a c in measure D1. Measures A3&7 also appear different from several settings. more…

  • Mick O’Brien’s Version

    Here is my take of Mick O’Brien’s version from his May Morning Dew album, which influenced the Mulchahey Family’s version, I think. It is slightly different, but pretty close to what Dicky Deegan plays under the name “Unknown Hornpipe” on his ex… more…

  • Incendiary Piping!

    If I could pipe like anyone, it would be Dicky Deegan. His fiery technique lets him rip with wild abandon through tunes or to coax out the bitters-weetness from any air. His tuning is flawless, and his pipes have a majestic quality. It would be tough t… more…

  • ABC Correction

    eAA BAA|cBA Aed|eAA ed(e|(e3) (efe))|eBB Bcd|ecA ecA|BAG Aed|BAG A3:| more…

  • A Favorite Recording

    This recording of a tionol concert is wonderful. Mick and Caoimhin’s playing is rich and beautiful. While many tracks are similar to their recording Kitty Lie Over, this double disc includes a wider range of repertoire, a few opening tracks by Patrick… more…

  • Rowsome Verstion Correction

    My apologies, these ABCs were to have been for the reel version. more…

  • Rowsome Version

    My attempt at transcribing Kevin Rowsome’s playing: more…

  • This is a tune, presented without any ornamentation, that I composed for the pipes and have been playing with my contradance band for a few years. We usually precede it with Paddy Keenan’s Twirly-haired Girl (one of my absolute favourite tunes). The d… more…

  • Kevin Rowsome Version

    My attempt at transcribing Kevin Rowsome’s playing: more…