Aidan Crossey’s one thousand and seventy-three comments

  • Re: The Blythe Hill Tavern

    Kudos to one of the Blythe Hill session regulars (you know who you are!), who had a rather pithy letter published in today's (24th May 2020) Observer. more…

  • Re: International Day of the Jig: June 8, 2020

    Er... hardly. Polka Day in Ireland is 2nd April and Jig Day is 6th August. Slide Day is on 12th August rather than 8th December. (Some bloody-minded diehards insist it’s not Slide Day but Single Jig Day.) We “celebrate” Dave Brubeck Day on 5th A... more…

  • Re: "The Irish Mandolin" - a work in progress…

    Good to hear from you, my man. Do, please, let me know what you think when you’ve had a chance to have a deeper delve. In the meantime, you know where I am, so if you need a chat over email or whatever, get in touch. Hope you and the fam are doing OK... more…

  • Re: "The Irish Mandolin" - a work in progress…

    Thanks, AB and Johnny Jay, for the comments. I would have acknowledged Johnny Jay's post yesterday except for the fact that Jeremy has introduced a new feature which warms members that they're dominating the discussion and so until now I couldn't acknowl... more…

  • Re: "The Irish Mandolin" - a work in progress…

    This afternoon I posted a new tune which I’ve written called “A Tune For Fee”. It arrived a few years ago almost perfectly formed but I’ve played around with it for a long time, tweaking the odd note here and there until I now feel ready to “l... more…

  • Re: "The Irish Mandolin" - a work in progress…

    Just quickly resurrecting this thread to mention that recently I've had emails from a couple of visitors to my site, asking if I'd be happy to showcase some of their playing. (Roy Johnstone and Michael O'Meara take a bow!) more…

  • Re: When Irish Eyes Are Smiling

    @Anna Swanepoel more…

  • Re: Would you Adam and Eve it?

    Thanks for that. But my original question was about two or more tunes with the same conventional name, commonly played in sets together and with no distinguishing suffix such as No 1, No 2, etc. But that tic of ascribing a name to a set which is nothing... more…

  • Re: Would you Adam and Eve it?

    @joefidkid - fair shout. But at least those tunes are often enumerated to create *some* sort of distinction but perhaps not in the same way from player to player, session to session, area to area... more…

  • Re: Would you Adam and Eve it?

    Thanks for that CE. And of course some of those tunes are *indeed* commonly played in sets. Good one. more…