JSC_from_IL’s twelve comments

  • Not “McGreevey’s Polkas” after all

    I owe you all a correction after a grand concert with Michael Cooney and Pat Egan and tionóilín afterward: more…

  • “McGreevey’s Polkas #3”

    This is the third in a set that Michael Cooney called "McGreevey's". Note the drop of a seventh in the A part and the different turn in the B: more…

  • Sligo Indians

    The Mixolydian setting is similar to what I heard some years ago from Laurence Nugent, who of course added a whole lot of his wild syncopated variations, because he can. more…

  • http://www.irishtune.info/tune/103/ more…

  • Rowsome’s or Kerry Jig

    http://www.irishtune.info/tune/1018/. more…

  • This is the "Martin Wynne's" that's on Trian II. more…

  • Martin Wynne’s No. 1

    This is generally known as Martin Wynne's No. 1. Philippe Varlet says it was composed about 1935. more…

  • Track 8b

    I'm afraid I haven't heard this recording, so I won't vouch for the second tune in track 8 being the same as the "Brendan McMahon's" I just posted (tune 1981). more…

  • Track 10b

    I'm afraid I haven't heard this recording, so I won't vouch for the second tune in Track 10 being the same "Brendan McMahon's" as the tune I just posted (no. 1981). more…

  • Re: 422 - Jig Set

    "Old Favourite" is, AFAIK, the more nearly original name of it. The name "Kilfenora" seems first to have been applied to this tune by Martin Hayes. There are two other jigs I know of, called "Kilfenora No. 1" and "Kilfenora No. 2". more…