PatrickJWK’s two hundred and three comments
Re: New Concertina player
I agree with the above comments. A couple things I'd add. On an Anglo concertina in C/G (the standard set up), think of the C row (the middle row on a three row concertina) as your home row, even for tunes in G major. Also, since you already play melodeon... more…
Re: What do you think of your musical ability?
I've been playing too long to credibly call myself a "beginner" anymore, but that's exactly how I feel about my playing. I have delusions of adequacy. Mostly self taught, so that's probably part of it. The other members of my session seem to like my playi... more…
Re: Craft Local
We’re playing again on Tuesday nights at Craft Local. Now from 6-8pm. more…
Re: $1,400 drops into your bank account - what do you do?
In reality, I'll probably spend mine on some repairs around the house. But if I spent it musically, there is a Castagnari Lilly C#/D accordion for sale at the Buttonbox right now for just under that 1400 dollar amount... tempting! more…
Re: Is this maintaining tradition or musical elitism?
I think a good course of action is to go to a session nearby and listen. Also introduce yourself, and they may point you in the right direction for sources of the tunes they play that you may be interested in learning. more…
Re: Cormac and Brendan Begley
These are just so fantastic-- thank you! more…
- Re: Waltz An Chleamhnais
- Re: The Quarantine
Re: Waltz An Chleamhnais
Thanks, Bazza! I think I got it now. more…
Waltz An Chleamhnais
This is a tune composed by Johnny Óg Connolly and found on his album Siar (2016). There's also a couple of live videos on Youtube of Johnny playing this beautiful waltz. This is just the bare bones-- he creates a lot of fantastic variations with it as h... more…