smw’s one hundred and ten comments

  • Re: Old Hag You Have Killed Me

    First, the fiddle style--though, to be honest, it isn't too different from how Tommy Peoples sounded. But, second, I saw this webpage devoted to John Peel which credited Paddy Glackin on fiddle (though it did leave out Paddy Keenan on pipes). more…

  • Re: Old Hag You Have Killed Me

    Here is an interesting recording of the Bothy Band from March 9, 1976. They played for John Peel's radio show the following tracks: more…

  • Bothy Band - Ballisodare Folk Festival 1978

    A few months ago, someone posted on youtube the audio of a concert by the Bothy Band at the Ballisodare Folk Festival 1978. The Bothy Band's concert starts in the second half of the video: more…

  • Donegal Jig No. 1

    The tune that the Boys call "Donegal Jig No. 1" was submitted a while ago by Kenny as "Johnny Boyle's": more…

  • Re: June McCormack, flute player

    christy taylor, more…

  • First solo album from 1975

    This was a Gael Linn record from 1975 produced by her brother Mícheál Ó Domhnaill who also plays guitar on the final song. It was made during the same period as when the Bothy Band was forming. It consists of nine songs (three in Irish, six in English)... more…

  • Frankie Gavin’s version

    Here's a clip of Frankie Gavin playing this tune on the flute: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOZWHqVuJ-4 more…

  • Re: The Bothy Band

    Prof. Prlwytzkofsky states that Planxty had more "subtlety," especially with regard to Lunny's bouzouki style. Perhaps a more precise statement would be that when he was with Planxty Lunny relied on counterpoint a lot more than he did with the Bothy Band.... more…

  • To see Galway playing alongside a real flute player (viz. Matt Molloy), watch this video: more…

  • Re: filthy luchre and st patrick

    Wait, SilverSpear, you honestly think that commercialism is getting out of hand, and that people are forgetting the true meaning of St. Patrick's Day? You should meet my neighbor. You can tell which house is his because of the neon shamrock in his kitchen... more…