Steve Ross’s twenty-two comments

  • The Banshee’s Wail, X:3

    This is the version we played for years in Westchester and Rockland counties, NY. It's pretty similar to the 2nd setting here. more…

  • Seamie’s Cats

    First heard in New England. Written in honor of Mr. Seamus Monahan's cats. The tune is lively; there is a lot of energy to it. Highly recommended if you need a pick-me-up. more…

  • Mag Siola, X:4

    This was the tune as we played it years ago with chords. I think I first heard this tune from Jim and Mary Coogan (Cherish the Ladies). more…

  • Billy’s Trip To Boston, X:2

    Polka with chords. more…

  • Her Long Dark Hair Flowing Down Her Back, X:9

    Here are another chords for version 1 of this nice tune which are different than those in version 7. more…

  • Galway Bay, X:5

    This is the version I originally learned many years ago in the key of G Dorian. This is the same version only in E Dorian. more…

  • Re: The Midnight Court

    Glad you are reading the poem and that you like the tune. The poem is absolutely great, I think, and it's a shame that more people don't know about it. I am not aware of any other of his works, but there is a short bio at the Clare library website: http... more…

  • The Midnight Court, X:2

    Chords added more…

  • The Midnight Court

    This tune was written in 1983 in honor of the band "Midnight Court". There were five of us: Gerry Phelan, whistle and flute and prior member of the band Oisin, Mary Coogan, guitar and banjo, founding and current member of Cherish the Ladies, Ed McGowan, ... more…

  • Re: A Winter’s Morning

    This one follows hornpipe "How Bout Them Bugs" as a set. more…