Katedu’s twelve comments

  • Found it! E-major?

    I found the source for this tune. "John MacDonald's Reel" by D.H. MacEachern was published in Gordon MacQuarrie's "The Cape Breton Collection of Scottish Melodies for the Violin" in 1940 (and 1975). A few early tunes by Dan Hughie MacEachern are in this b... more…

  • Not by Dan Hughie?

    There is some error here. I have both of Dan Hugh MacEachern's books and there is no John MacDonald's Reel in either of them. The mode of this tune also doesn't sound very Cape-Breton. more…

  • Not in Playford

    <“Barrack Hill” ~ & beyond more…

  • Modality of Ballyvourney Polka

    I think it's in D major but it just happens to start and end by implying an A chord. You can drone an A most of the time -- except for during the implied G chords. more…

  • Trevor’s fiddle fingering works!

    Trevor suggested: more…

  • Re: Mrs Galvin - torrent available

    Could some of you seed this again so I can get it? I'd really appreciate it. If not possible, could we work out some other way to at least share parts of the recording? more…

  • Track 2 has a number of differences as well. more…

  • Second thoughts

    There could be another explanation for the differences -- maybe they were changed on the other site, in which case I apologize for seeming critical. I guess I will have to buy the CD to find out what's right! more…

  • Listing error?

    The listing for track 9 is different here than it is on Paul Cranford's site. I think at least one error has crept in based on a misinterpretation of notes from a different CD. I'm not sure about the other differences because I don't actually have Andrea'... more…

  • March (no growl)

    If this tune is in O'Farrell's 1810 as a march, which it seems to be (although I don't know if O'Farrell actually called it a march because I don't have the book -- I'm just going by the Fiddler's Companion), I don't see how anybody can growl about it bei... more…