Reelin´ man’s sixty comments

  • Arrival

    "Arrival" is an ABBA tune/piece, written by Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus in 1976. Mike Oldfield released another version some years later. more…

  • "Finnegan poignantly dedicated "The Last of the Stars" to his late grandmother – his technique in this lyrical piece could not be faulted, and neither could his emotional sincerity." is what Jessie Bland wrote in http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entert... more…

  • Pere, "C" is right when he says that you play it with 2 beats per bar (6/8), as in his transcription. But I do understand your idea of playing it as a slip or hop jig with some syncopated bars, and yes, I find this idea very attractive to my ear. more…

  • Of course not a purely traditional hop jig, but I like the idea of the rhythmic feel of a hop jig underlying this tune. more…

  • Key

    Since I play mandolin, G is fine for me. The beginning might be slightly easier in A, the rest is not. more…

  • Author?

    Did she compose it herself? more…

  • Origin?

    I really like the tune. Where does it come from or who wrote it? more…

  • Origin/Author?

    Great tune. Does anyone know who wrote this or where it comes from? more…

  • It´s for the Royal Fireworks. more…

  • Re: What lured you to ITM? Your personal story…

    When I was fifteen I started learning classical guitar, which I later studied at university. My teacher (Swiss) introduced me to O´Carolan, whose Music I loved instantly. Got deeper into harp music (Hempson etc). Then I went to Portrush/Northern Ireland ... more…