schriltz’s forty-one comments

  • Orcadia

    This is a transcription of the piece as played by Saltfishforty on their album Orkney Twister. It is played slowly, with grace by fiddler, Douglas Montgomery with a very simple guitar accompaniment. Montgomery plays most of those triplets with a gentle s... more…

  • Re: Topphuvv’leken

    Google suggests this is a pols (a folk dance in 3/4) from the village of Roros in Norway. It is more commonly spelled Topphuv'leken. Mary Cay Brass and friends perform this more as a Hambo on their Green Mountain record and the score captures it fairly ... more…

  • Blathanna, X:2

    It is a bit difficult to show a tune as a jig when it is a waltz with a B section in 5/4. The notes are all here but you may want to copy the abc in the comment above and run it through an external abc program. Note that in the recording, the quarter not... more…

  • Re: Blathanna

    I agree the tune is in 3/4. I found it on Spotify and listened to it. The transcription that vsign did is excellent though when converted to 3/4. More interesting is the second section of the song which is in 5/4. It is not the first time that a Balkan r... more…

  • Gan Ainm, X:2

    Nice tune. Here's a variation I enjoy in a concertina friendly key. more…

  • Mr. Graham Of Orchill’s

    I first heard this tune in a YouTube video being played by Natalie Haas and Joanna Farrer. It is a Niel Gow tune and like many of his strathspeys sounds best, at least to my ears, when played not too fast. I found the original version of it in the First ... more…

  • Maple Leaf Two-Step

    This is a tune by Ward Allen (1924-1965), a Canadian fiddler best known for the tune Maple Sugar. He recorded Maple Leaf Two-Step in 1953. I transcribed it from that recording which can be found on YouTube - https://youtu.be/we0xXM1yrSw . more…

  • The Roseland, X:3

    This is a transcription of the Roseland Barndance as played by North Cregg on their 2007 album titled "The Roseland Barndance." The triplets don't always fall as shown here but I believe they represent the predominant pattern. The triplets add a lot of... more…

  • The Leahy Version

    I agree with flyboy04's comment that the Leahy version is a "masterful rendition." I just posted a rough transcription of King of the Fairies as played by Donnell Leahy on his album titled "Leahy." You can also hear him play the tune on this Youtube vide... more…

  • The Tommy Duchenes record

    No need to stop by the University of New Hampshire and listen to their record. The good people of the Milne Special Collection were kind enough to pull the record from their files, record it and send me an mp3 of it. I can confirm that in 1936, Peter Du... more…