walrus’s eight comments

  • Photos of Musicians

    The booklet has photos of: more…

  • OK, I guess I still don't understand The Session's handling of ABCs. The default note length for my transcription is L=1/4, not 1/8 as shown above. The Session will let me edit the body of the file but not the headers. Soooooo, you can either live with... more…

  • Sorry for not posting the tune earlier. I didn't understand how The Session's software works. The ABCs are posted now. Enjoy. more…

  • Re: Irish/American songs. Are they best forgotten, or should they be remembered?.

    At some point, breaking things down into categories becomes a futile exercise. Irish. Trad. American-Irish. Irish-American. American-Irish-not-quite-trad-but-pretty-close-with-some-blues-influence-and-a-jazz-riff-we-got-off-that-street-guy. You draw... more…

  • The Gaelic Farmer

    "The Gaelic Farmer" is on the "Irish Dreams 2" album by Alisha Jones, et al. It sounds a bit like "An Ghaoth Aneas (The South Wind)." So much so, I'm working a medley of the two tunes. Anyone know anything about "The Gaelic Farmer"? The CD notes don't... more…

  • Re: oró sé do bheatha abhaile…..heard of it?

    If you articulate the first couple notes in each phrase differently and play it faster, you'll recognize the tune as "What do we do with a drunken sailor?" I don't know which set of lyrics came first but it's hardly the first time two wildly different ly... more…

  • Getting the sound right

    I came looking for Tamlinn after I heard it on Gaelic Storm's self-titled album. I'm trying for the driving rhythm of GS's fiddle on my whistle but can't seem to get it right. Any tips or hints? more…

  • I'm new here so I can't speak for the group, but it seems to me that a data base should be as inclusive as possible. If you don't need or like a particular tune, just ignore it. I found this site after googling "Off to Dublin in the Green." I recalled ... more…