Irish Alison’s eleven comments

  • Re: Flanagan’s Irish Pub

    Just wanted to give an update for anyone interested - check our Facebook Group “Grand Rapids Traditional Irish Session” for all updates, notifications, cancellations, etc... more…

  • Re: unknown Tin Whistle maker

    Richard may be correct! The price point of the Tilbury whistles is spot on! I had never heard of this maker - I must check them out! more…

  • Re: unknown Tin Whistle maker

    It appears to be an older Burke. The new mouthpieces have the plastic ends but the older ones did not. My best friend has one but I don't recall if there should be a maker stamp on there or not. Unless its a copy? But it sure looks like the unmistakable B... more…

  • Peat In The Creel video

    This tune was written by a fellow named Brendan O'Regan - great guy! Here is a video of my band playing it a few years ago (recorded with his permission). He has a myspace page with some other examples of his tunes. Check it out: https://myspace.com/orega... more…

  • Peat In The Creel video

    This is my band playing the tune a few years ago! Hope you enjoy! more…

  • Fill To Me The Parting Glass

    Is anyone familiar with the tune "Fill To Me The Parting Glass" which was featured in the movie "Waking Ned Devine"? It was written by Shaun Davey. Nice little take on the traditional Parting Glass tune! more…

  • Re: Michael Burke whistle problem

    I have found that this happens whenever I play a couple of my different whistles that I have had for many years now. It doesn't seem to go away. The best thing I have found is to just clear the condensation between songs by shaking it out or blowing it ou... more…

  • Re: Otter’s Holt Advice

    I also enjoy playing Musical Priest after Otter's Holt. Good stuff!!! more…

  • Re: Looking for sessions in the Grand Rapids (MI) area

    I don't get a chance to go to many sessions anymore. There is a great website www.folkjam.org that you can type in your zip code and it will give you a Google map of the sessions and things going on in your area (festivals, workshops, etc...). more…

  • Kathleen Keane actually wrote a slip jig called "The Caterpillar", but it's nothing like this one. more…