Rickyboy’s twenty-one comments

  • Re: Happy Go Lucky Clog

    Answer to the question regarding the composer of Happy Go Lucky. It was Donald MacLean. more…

  • Re: Island

    Set #7, That is not The Last Hornpipe, It is The Last March by John Morris Rankin. more…

  • Re: Two Mile Bridge

    This tune may be of Irish origin but whenever I hear it or play it, I am transported back to a 2nd figure in a dance hall in the middle of Cape Breton somewhere. Le sigh! more…

  • Re: CBC’s Glenn And Karl

    Although I guess I should go back and listen to Jerry’s recording 🙂 I could be wrong, as I sometimes am . Jerry’s yellow book by Paul Crawford has it written in D. more…

  • Re: CBC’s Glenn And Karl

    Actually, it SHOULD have two sharps. more…

  • Re: CBC’s Glenn And Karl

    I don’t believe the key is A Dorian. I believe it’s plain old D major. The very last note in the A part is a pick up to go back to the beginning of the tune. Moving on to the b part, there is a f pick up. Instead of the A pick up. Cheers. more…

  • Re: Terry Bingham’s

    Commenting on a very old thread. Yes, I have played a very similar pipe march awhile ago but I can’t remember the name at the moment. Going to drive me crazy. more…

  • Re: Slowing down

    Some of the best players I know tend to play at sessions at a moderate tempo and it’s lovely. Don’t get me wrong they can play lightning too when a tune lends itself to that. At sessions where folks like to play fast, I don’t begrudge but tend to ... more…

  • Re: Keeping Up With Calum

    By the way, Keeping Up with Calum is a Reel. more…

  • Re: Keeping Up With Calum

    I too, am obsessed with this tune. What a great tune! Thank you for posting. However, I would just suggest writing it out straight and not dotting the notes. If you play it dotted all the way through it would feel more like a strathspey. I know it is... more…