Bregolas’s ninety-one comments

  • Mollie’s Mews

    The weekly tune at Mollie's pub in Saint-Petersburg, Russia has been steadily ongoing for the past few months, save for a few holiday breaks, and I think it can safely be said that we intend to continue. Irish traditional music mostly, but occasional Fren... more…

  • Re: Away On Up The Road

    An exceptional album. Two fiddles conversing, nothing to distract from the dialogue between a pair of great musicians, save for an understated piano backing. Highly recommended! more…

  • Re: Travelers’ Pub

    (this session has long ended after the pub shut down. others are taking place, though - search for "nearby" here if you're coming over, we'll have something up after the restrictions end) more…

  • Re: They Didn’t Come Home Until Morning

    Just a note, the first polka in track 4 wasn't composed by Francis. It can be found in the James Goodman collection (Tunes of the Munster Pipers vol.2, p.108) more…

  • Re: The Fair Maids Of Ireland

    The entire Goodman collection is available online at the ITMA website in both interactive/sheet music and manuscript form. They did a great job on it. more…

  • Re: Trip To The Quarry

    The Trip to the Quarry is indeed the name given to the jig by Denis, you can hear him commenting on it in one of the archive recordings - which I think are part of the Breandán Breathnach tapes - that you can order to listen to at the ITMA. I highly reco... more…

  • Re: Kiss The Tears Away

    A gem of an album. It might feel a bit short because you'd certainly want more after listening, but I'd say it's a perfect place to start due to the variety of songs and tunes included. Luckily, the band made a whole collection of outstanding recordings, ... more…

  • Re: The Best Of Silly Wizard

    The band's bio (archived) more…

  • Re: So Many Partings

    Silly Wizard is surprisingly little known in Ireland, even among those who's open to Scottish and other recordings "not fitting" the usual ITM canon. That's from my experience at least - I'd say in Russia they enjoy better recognition! Which, if accurate,... more…

  • Re: Wild And Beautiful

    Wild & Beautiful indeed, an album of a great emotional range, more like a journey. Those don't come out every year, yet they managed to record actual masterpieces every second year or so when they were active. While I'd still recommend Kiss The Tears Away... more…