gemtrimmer’s twenty-nine comments

  • Re: Sonja’s Kitchen

    I have just learned to play this tune. I love it. And then I thought I would discover its provenance. Thank you, Sonja, for finding it. I occasionally make up tunes and yes, I suppose as a beginner, I make them repetitive. But I like the repetitive patter... more…

  • Re: Aunt Hessie’s White Horse

    I have enjoyed reading the verbal spats regarding this tune. I was hoping to know a bit more about its provenance. That it had its origins in South Africa is what I have heard too. However, the reason I looked up the tune on the Session was because I have... more…

  • Jockey to the Fair

    I first heard this tune from the playing of Jimmy Power. I used to hear him play at regular sessions at The Favourite, down the bottom end of Hornsey Road, North London, during 1976/77. Then I learned it off his LP " Jimmy Power - Irish Fiddle Player" and... more…

  • Buttercups And Daisies

    Thanks, jaychoons, for finding this tune. This quickly became one of my favourite tunes when you launched it two years ago. I'm relearning it again now. I just love the E minor sound of it. I might even try it in G minor and brave the high D! However I ... more…

  • Trezelan

    Been playing through a few more times now and found myself improvising around it; continuing with the wistful E minor sound I added a C sharp in a rising phrase which adds a bit of zest. Forgive me if I end up with making more parts to it. more…

  • Trezelan

    Just seen this tune. Only played it through a few times so far and it's becoming a favourite. The midi plays it quite fast which I like, almost march like, though slowing it down, it becomes more plaintive and wistful. It's not the most familiar form of w... more…

  • Second Fiddler’s Tune Book

    This is what got me going too, way back in 1970 or so. Still got my copy, dog eared and a bit ripped, and I still refer to it. Never yet found a copy of the First Fiddler's Tune Book, though. Can anyone tell me where I can get a copy? more…

  • The Silver Walk

    I'm just getting back into my fiddle playing after a bit of a break. This is a grand tune: it's quite easy with some nice cross string bowing so it quickly knocks the rust off my playing to get it going at the lick it needs and inspires me to keep practis... more…

  • Winter Wie Ist Nu Dein Kraft

    Please! How does the title translate into english? more…

  • Basquet of Oysters

    It has the second part of Oyster Girl inside it. So which tune borrowed from which, I wonder? more…