Ger the Rigger’s one hundred and fifty-six comments

  • Sorting the Fahys out from the boys

    Because Paddy Fahy has been so prolific in writing tunes, but not so keen on naming them, I thought it best to post to the album notes the one that Martin plays here. more…

  • Actually is in B Flat

    I checked the cover this morning...the damn thing is actually in B flat. Unless people want the main abc changed though i thought i'd just leave it, as d is much easier on the fiddle for this tune and is a bit more friendly to other instruments. more…

  • I believe this was written by John Naughton, a Clare concertina player. more…

  • I know Top it Off is already posted (https://thesession.org/tunes/2608), but the version Martin Hayes plays is sufficiently different that you have to work at it to see them as the same tune. Note the A part only gets a single airing. more…

  • Version in Martin Hayes’ Welcome Back Here

    Same tune, very different version though, so I'm almost tempted to post it separately. Also #69 in CREI. more…

  • Hi Dow, you're right of course and I've now transposed the abc to D. The rolls in the second part are not open stringers going by the recording, so they must be on f and not e. It certainly is a delightful tune, as indeed are a number of John Naughton's. ... more…

  • Transcribed from Martin Hayes' Welcome Here Again, although I've taken it up two steps to C because from memory the liner notes said Martin had taken it down two steps. Unfortunately I don't have the album cover sitting here with me to be absolutely certa... more…

  • This is no 25 in Breathnach (CRÉ I). more…

  • Re: Anyone know this polka?

    Well thankyou all very much. more…

  • Anyone know this polka?

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