macbox’s twenty-six comments

  • Ta Dha Ghabhairin Bhui Agam

    I haven’t visited for a while, and so I have just now seen the responses to my post requesting words for Ta Dha Gabhairin Bui agam. more…

  • Ta Dha Ghabhairin Bhui Agam

    I heard a version of this very old song on a TV programme recently with Iarlaith O Lionaird. I have searched for the lyrics to no avail. The tune is listed here in several tunebooks, but I wonder if anyone has the lyrics and would post them. more…

  • Re: Maggie in the Wood

    My mother used to sing the following to me when I learned that tune many years ago: more…

  • Re: accordions and dogs

    Cat leaves room when banjo is being played… does it know what the banjo head skin is??? more…

  • Re: Franco is a Facist Bastard and New York Girls

    “As I was walking down Broadway, more…

  • Re: The differance between having scottish hertage and being a scot

    Maybe I missed another reference to this in scanning quickly down this post, but wasn’t it the Duke of Wellington who, when called Irish, (he was raised near Trim, Co. Meath) said “just because you’re born in a sty doesn’t make you a pig”. more…

  • Bothy Band Siar an Bothar

    I have just listend to and watched the Bothy Band on Siar and Bothar on TG4. I had a blue day because it’s just 8 months since my son died but it did me good. All who play music be aware of what music can do for the spirit. more…

  • Favourite youtube tunes

    I have a number of tunes bookmarrked, and my favourite of them all was Joe Cooley playing The Wise Maid. Imagine my feelings when I logged onto it lately and got the following message: “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by RTE… more…

  • Re: ABC Tune Reader

    Barfly more…

  • Garvey TAM 2 Accordion

    Has anyone experience of these boxes? The ads in Ireland (buyandsell) suggest they are comparable to Mengascini. more…