patchsong’s nine comments

  • Comments

    All the above comments are interesting to me because I find the tune has a distinctly Scottish "feel" to it and, incidentally, it is marked as a "slide" on Bothy Band's first album. I can see well how it could fit a hornpipe interpretation. more…

  • Song: Molly Brannigan

    I've the same song on a great album called Celtic Mouth Music sung by Colm O'Donnell. He sings: more…

  • Why Con Cassidy’s?

    Where did you get the idea that it's called Con Cassidy's errik? more…

  • Altan’s track "Australian Waters" on the "Runaway Sunday" album

    A quick thankyou to "Lazyhound" and "FiddleMeThis"! I've spent most of this afternoon hunting for the title to the third tune in the above-named set. It certainly seems to be an arr't of this tune; though playing only parts A and B. Oddly enough as I list... more…

  • An Phis Fliuch

    The tune given here is played AFTER one called An Phis Fliuch on an album by Enda Scahill. These are two quite distinct tunes. An Phis Fliuch is unusual in that it has five different parts. more…

  • Backing Guitar

    In contyradistinction to 'biggus dave's' taste I DO like this style of accompaniment. It manages to be both percussive and harmonically supportive of the melodies. I'm a big fan of both Paul Brady's and Arty McGlynn's styles of accompaniment too. more…

  • Jig Suites tracks 10 & 13

    Be careful if you click on the titles in this jig suite. The Vincent Campbell's you'll get to if you click that title is not the jig played on the album. It's a mazurka called (cryprtically enough) "The Irish". The correct jig also bears the title "Austra... more…

  • Accuracy of transcript

    Sorry bayswater but I checked the 'abc' file and sheetmusic against Noel Leneghan's recording and the 'A' part doesn't quite match. I wouldn't mention it but the 1st and 5th bar phrases are far better as played than as transcribed. Here's what I got: more…

  • Re: The First Tune You Ever Learned

    I get the sense that few who've replied to this discussion have got the right idea about the subject. I don't think it was intended to elicit one sentence replies about one particular tune that came along early or that was prominent in your early career. ... more…