PatrickJWK’s one hundred and seventy comments

  • Re: Why Irish Music?

    I think Conical Bore and some others have it right— the music itself, aside from any cultural associations, is very compelling. For a folk music form, it’s quite sophisticated and requires both discipline and spirit, so it’s challenging and rewardin... more…

  • Re: The Great Lurker Uprising of 2019

    Hello, I’m not a pure lurker but a low-frequency contributor to the page. I do check in here a LOT to scan the discussions and look for tunes. Often I find in a discussion that someone has already said what I thought I would say, or I just don’t have ... more…

  • Re: Things to consider for a session?

    It’s important to mention to the management at a prospective location that you’re not looking for a performance location per se, like a band might be, that it’s more casual than that. Also, someplace not too noisy is a big consideration. I would sco... more…

  • Craft Local Irish Session

    Our new session location. We play here every Tuesday evening, usually 7pm to 9pm. We play traditional Irish (and related) music, and the session is open to anyone who can play traditional tunes. We intersperse the tunes with a few songs from the Irish and... more…

  • Re: What are you doing for St Patrick’s Day this year - if anything?

    In Billings, Montana, we played for about 4 hours Friday night in an old mansion during an Irish-themed fundraiser for a local historical society. On Saturday afternoon we played for a couple more hours at a street party downtown after the parade, though ... more…

  • Re: What is the first traditional group or album you ever listened to?

    Cherish the Ladies, and it was a copied tape given to me by a friend, in the early 1990s. The first group I saw perform live was Boys of the Lough, around the same time period. more…

  • Re: Does this tune sound familiar to you?

    Maybe just a little like a major version of Anna's Waltz, in the A part, perhaps? But I would say only reminiscent, not the same. Nice tune, for sure! more…

  • Re: Crimes and murders

    There's a polka I learned as Galway Belle, which is also, maybe more commonly, called Captain Moonlite, or Captain Moonlight's Army. "Captain Moonlite" was an Irish-born Australian outlaw, who some believed had supernatural attributes. more…

  • Re: Ancient Celtic/Druid music BCE/AD

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azo7mSt8o9M more…

  • Re: Conor Connolly button accordion appreciation thread

    Yes! I was thinking the same thing. I've been watching some of these same videos recently and really enjoying his playing. more…