Troubadorian’s four comments

  • Re: The Highlandman Who Kissed His Granny

    It seems like it may have become the original Ryan's Rant when it travelled to Ireland - there is a setting here from 1826 which is seemingly the same tune. It then appears to reference the Gravel Walks in a later setting... more…

  • Re: Help identifying a hauntingly beautiful tune!

    Sounds a bit like The Orphan to me more…

  • Title

    I have seen many clips of Martin Hayes playing this tune and he calls it the Mountain Lark... more…

  • Eileen Ivers

    Couldn't agree more - had this on a battered old tape for about 10 years and keep coming back to it for the Eileen Ivers set of 3 reels. The most astonishing, raw and gutsy bit of Irish fiddle I have ever heard... more…