fiddlefingers’s one hundred and thirty-seven comments

  • Re: Mary Young And Fair

    As it is, this version is notated neither in 3/4 or 6/8 time. Is it meant to be irregular, or was this an error? I know another version in 6/8, that makes more metrical sense and is easier to read. Just wondering. I agree with the other comments. And it's... more…

  • Re: Grandfather’s Clock

    Co-incidence report: I'd been inwardly humming this tune for a few days, right about when Alan posted this! Actually spurred when a student's clock, (his grandfather's) started chiming, and he sang the 1st verse of the song. What fun! A great song, and ap... more…

  • Re: restringing

    It's important to get the strings onto the right pegs, if they're wrong this will make the strings cross over each other. So, make sure the A and D strings are attached to the pegs at the top end of the scroll, so E and G are nearer the fingerboard. Also,... more…

  • Re: Keeping a Fiddle in Pitch

    I like the recipe, sounds v. interesting. Wonder how it tastes? more…

  • Reminds me a lot of a tune Martin Hayes played on his Over the Moon CD, called Lucy Farr's. It's in a different key, but the tune is so similar, even though the B part doesn't go up so high. Anyone else think so? more…

  • Re: the name of the tune played by Phil Hardy- movie?

    Don't know that reel. It's a good tune though, I'd like to know it. Just spent a good 20 minutes listening to the other movies there, very enjoyable for Sunday morning. Thanks for the link! more…

  • Re: Q: How many folkies does it take to change a light bulb?

    Hey we're all here too - just cause we don't blab all the time, don't mean we ain't part of the session too. Some of us like to listen and try playing the tunes later. Or repeat selected jokes... more…

  • Re: ‘Fiddlehead’!

    Eons ago, I was camping in the Laurentian mountains north of Quebec City, and heard about fiddlehead ferns. We found some, cooked and had them for breakfast (it was morning, so as to get them while fresh!) I think we did have our fiddles with us, but it w... more…

  • Charming, lovely tune. I love the way it's hard to pin down the keynote concept here. more…

  • Re: Hop Jigs

    Thanks, Ptarmigan - always interesting to learn something more about these tunes. I just went to the file here of The Boys of Ballisodare. By your definition, it seems to be a hop jig - d'you agree? more…