shanaway’s nine comments

  • Re: learning tunes by heart

    If a tune you want to learn is available in abc format, you could "watch" the notes being played on a fiddle fingerboard while you are listening to it. This will feed your memory from two senses and, can be a lot of fun when you increase the tempo on a tu... more…

  • Re: Dancers’ dresses!

    I totally agree with your observations. One of the unfortunate consequence of these extravagances is that competitive Irish dancing is (or soon will be) affordable only to those children in well-to-do families. Another is that the adjudicators in the comp... more…

  • Tiermaclane Fancy

    Tune was composed by John Joe Casey (RIP), a well-known fiddler from Clarecastle Co. Clare. Won 1st Prize at All-Ireland Fleadh in 1961. more…

  • Re: Rolls on fiddle.

    The abc fiddle player plays and displays long rolls at any selected speed and might be helpful to some. You can access from http://www.geocities.com/shanaway1/ more…

  • Re: Kevin Burke workshop Toronto

    Call 905-201-7697 for info. more…

  • abc fiddle/banjo player

    Many thanks to those Members who responded to my original posting on September 10, 2002 and who provided me with feedback. This windows program is now available to all interested Members from my webpage at http://www.geocities.com/shanaway1/. more…

  • The Fergus Reel

    The correct title of this tune is "The Fergus Reel" not "The Fergus". Apparently, The Session will edit out "Reel" in any title, perhaps thinking that members have mistakenly included the tune "type" in the title, when submitting the tune. more…

  • The Fergus Reel

    This tune was composed by my uncle John Joe Casey (R.I.P)from Clarecastle, County Clare, a fiddler and concertina player. It won 1st prize for composition at the All-Ireland Fleadh in 1960. It can be found on the Green Linnet CD - Trian/Trian II. In 2001,... more…

  • abc fiddle / banjo / mandolin player

    I have created a vb windows based program which plays abc tunes (midi) on your pc while displaying the notes on the screen on a fiddle/banjo/mandolin fingerboard. It currently displays the full abc code for the selected tune and has options to select fidd... more…