trish santer’s one thousand, two hundred and fifty-five comments

  • Re: recordings of robert burns

    It is indeed a fine tune: another that's not for the faint-hearted or narrow range singer, spanning an octave and a half, as do a number of tunes that Burns (himself a fiddle player) used. more…

  • Re: King Of The Fairies

    Best to ask, but we always play it AAB: as you say the B part is twice as long as the A part, so why play it twice? (Unless it fits a particular dance as AABB , but have never played it for dancing.) more…

  • Re: Things to consider for a session?

    Do let us know how it goes, Heydiddle! more…

  • Re: Playing this music and social life

    Ha-ha, reminds me of when I said "I am now going to sing a song from the North-East" - "North-East of where?" they all said - me with an English accent. Could have been Cromer or Sheringham, but no. 'Twas the North East of that Aberdeenshire/Morayshire bi... more…

  • Re: recordings of robert burns

    And maybe a shorter link? ;-) (Though it does work! Thanks) more…

  • Re: recordings of robert burns

    Here you are, from the Scots Musical Museum - the one that is said to be the original tune. Maybe still not absolute proof that this was the one he used. more…

  • Re: Playing this music and social life

    Yes, Johnny Jay, my husband enjoys going to Sidmouth as it's where he was born and bred, and he can look up some old pals, go for long coastal walks and drives to Dartmoor etc: he maybe attends one or 2 concerts in the whole week! But he'd prefer to be th... more…

  • Re: The Athol Highlander’s March To Loch Katrine

    Good tune! more…

  • Re: recordings of robert burns

    I'm sure you're not thick, Donald, and bet your garden looks lovely now! "When Rosy May comes in wi' Floo'ers": another favourite song. more…

  • Re: Playing this music and social life

    I have made many friends through music, not just in my own locality, but through attending festivals, etc up and down the country. I have friends who are not musicians, and maybe think I am a bit of a weirdo for liking this sort of music and spending so m... more…