GaryAMartin’s two thousand, five hundred and eighteen comments

  • Re: Naughton’s

    Several people have mentioned the similarity to Molly Bawn over the years. Paddy Canny recorded it as Molly Bawn (first part in GMix, second part in GMaj). Aidan Connolly recorded it under the same title on Be Off and says he learned it from Paddy Canny's... more…

  • Re: Father Kelly’s

    Setting 8 is also played by Aggie Whyte. Father Kelly plays on a bunch of the other tracks on the recently issued album of her archival recordings. The c in bar 7 should be a c#, though. She plays ed instead of the d rolls in the B part. more…

  • Re: What are your predictions on the next instrument to be fully accepted in ITM?

    What was the last instrument to have been fully accepted? more…

  • Re: Christmas Eve

    In the 2nd part, bars 2 and 6, where all the versions here and almost all players and recordings I've heard play a2 or ab to start the measure, Aggie Whyte plays ba. I also heard Aidan Connolly play it that way in concert a little over a year ago, and in ... more…

  • Eddie Kelly 1933-2021

    Eddie Kelly, fiddler, accordionist, composer, music teacher, and member of the Aughrim Slopes Ceili Band, died about a week ago. Here's a video of excerpts from a celebration of his life organized by his student Eilis Crean a couple of years ago and poste... more…

  • Re: Aggie Whyte

    Apparently The Grouse in the Bog, track 25, is an alternate title for The Merry Harriers, so I added it as such on the tune page. This is the title used when Alan Lomax recorded Aggie Whyte on this track in Galway in 1951. more…

  • Re: Aggie Whyte

    Correction on track 46: listed as Castle Ceilis, I had changed it to Castle Kelly, but after listening, discovered it was the Doon. more…

  • Re: Aggie Whyte

    Correction on track 36: Father Kelly is playing piano accordion, not piano. more…

  • Re: Aggie Whyte

    Track 43: Guessing that Fleadh Cheoil Chill Ruis hornpipe was written by Father Kelly, since he plays piano accordion on the track. more…

  • Re: Aggie Whyte

    Track 32: Sarsfield's Retreat March is not the Sarsfield's March that's in the database. more…