'tinamatt’s one hundred and eighty-four comments

  • the second star

    i've been listening to, and eventually working on, this airy little hornpipe for months. think my first hearing was tara breen's set followed by 'paddy's dream' on comhaltas; then desi donnelly's setting, which tara cites somewhere as her template. i wa... more…

  • Re: G. Tate

    thanks for your work, f4, but i have doubts—i'm guessing older. this piece sounds very music hall-ish. more…

  • G. Tate

    can anyone shed light on this composer? he is credited with the 'second star' hornpipe. thanks in advance. more…

  • composer

    by Addie Harper, I believe. more…

  • Re: Playing ability changes with environment

    it's a real comfort to read these remarks, and thanks for opening this discussion. i sound pretty good sometimes, alone in my kitchen, and have sounded pretty damn fine when i was playing with good friends in a comfortable space. but put me in a room wi... more…

  • folky butchers

    yup, can't deny it, but this rendition from the chad mitchell trio was my first hearing of it, and it has stayed with me now for nearly fifty years. gotta say it still stirs, though i appreciate the dubliners' rougher sound. i certainly understand the s... more…

  • boys of the loch, 1st tune

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8mNRWhkxWE more…

  • Re: Easy tunes for the concertina

    tripping up the stairs started to play itself the 1st time i picked up a concertina. but be prepared for eye-rolls when you trot it out at your session. more…

  • Re: April 7, 2012 - "Natalie MacMaster: Cape Breton Girl" CD Release House Party

    thanks for this - great party! i've been a fan since 'fit as a fiddle', even went to cape breton hoping to see her one summer - but of course she was in the states, concertizing and teaching. more…

  • Re: Tune id

    lad o'beirne's more…