Ptarmigan’s seven thousand, six hundred and four comments

  • Re: Trip To Skye ( Strathspey )

    The Trip to Skye, a Strathspey learned from the playing of Jock Tamson's Bairns & played here on English Concertina, Fiddle, Mountain Dulcimer, Bodhran & Tenor Banjo. more…

  • Re: Trip To Skye

    N.B. This is not the tune - 'Trip to Skye' which this page is linked to, here. more…

  • Re: The Eagle’s Whistle

    Interesting to hear how 'The Eagle's Whistle', that ancient Irish clan March of the O'Donovan's, of Co. Limerick, evolved into the jolly Old Time Appalachian tune - 'Bonaparte's Retreat'. more…

  • Re: Woodland Flowers

    I had a wee go at a version of this tune today on my English Concertina. Lots of 'interesting' notes in this one. 😉 more…

  • Re: The Last House In Ballymakea

    I had so much fun the other day, learning another of Junior Crehan's Hornpipes, 'May Ban', I decided to learn another one of his tunes today & here it is .. warts & all. more…

  • Re: May Bán

    This is a gorgeous Hornpipe which isn't heard often enough, so I recorded it this morning on my English Concertina, while sitting in my Co. Antrim garden & added views of the garden. more…

  • Re: The Harp And The Shamrock

    I love the way Gavin, around 35 mins. describes this great tune by saying "It starts in a lovely place & then goes off to a lovely place." more…

  • Re: Buncrana Session 1979

    Two sets of tunes from a Buncrana Street Session, at the All Ireland Fleadh back in 1979. This was the first time I had heard these great Belfast & Fermanagh musicians playing in the flesh. more…

  • Re: Andy Dickson RIP

    Remembering Andy Dickson. ... Andy Dickson’s partner, Anne Bailie, invited all his friends to spend 15 or 20 minutes, thinking of Andy today, as we cannot be present at the crematorium to say our farewells. So, as I learned these two lovely wee Fermanag... more…

  • Re: Your favourite albums?

    You might like to check this thread from 4 years ago: more…