Mostlywind’s seven comments

  • Re: The Favourite Dram

    I have an arrangement of it by Patsy in an American collection from the Harp Society of America called Scottish Harp Celebration. To be honest it's not that different from Ailie's so I suspect some of the recorded version is the player's arrangement also.... more…

  • Re: Any harpers about?

    I play too - based in Aultbea, Wester Ross but originally from Glasgow! more…

  • Calum’s Road

    I have it in my Ceol Nam Feis Book 1. The story goes that Calum wanted to have a new road built to his croft as it was quite a walk from the nearest public road. The council wouldn't oblige so he built it himself and it took 10 years!! (this length of tim... more…

  • Re: Are there or should be idols in Irish Traditional music?

    I like to think of the people whose playing I most admire as something to aspire to. To truly 'Idolise' would suggest to me that I may need a couple of sessions with a psychologist! (maybe I need that anyway!) more…

  • Drummond Castle played differently

    Wendy Stewart (of Ceolbeg fame) has done a fantastic arrangement of this wonderful tune. (On her About Time or About Time 2 Album) She plays it very slowly - and it becomes a haunting air. Superb! Try it! more…

  • According to the music I have, Far am Bi Mi-Fhin is Port-a-beul (mouth music) and while similar to the Drunken Piper is not quite the same tune (notes). more…

  • Re: Chords to the music

    You need to know a little bit of music theory to make it easy and since you already play piano, I think it's safe to assume you know about keys. The Spanish Lady that I have has 2 sharps in the key signature making it D major. Most tunes use chords 1,4 an... more…