Leah W’s fourteen comments

  • Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill

    Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill do a great version of this on Welcome Here Again- very different from the one on the sheet music here. Of course, being them, they change the key... G instead of E. Good stuff. more…

  • Love Tap Room Trio's version of this- and they do it in f dorian too, which sounds pretty cool. more…

  • O’Neill’s

    "O'Neill's 1001" has a nice version of this called The New Policeman. The A section is pretty different though; it starts on the IV. Kinda cool. more…

  • Re: Vasen

    Bäsk is another great band from Northside- they have a sax player in the group! more…

  • New Policeman

    There's a great book by Kate Thompson, aimed at young adults, but good fun for adults too called, The New Policeman about a young fiddle player in Ireland. At the end of every chapter there is the sheet music for a tune. That's how I learned this one. more…

  • Another Great Version

    Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill do a brilliant version of this on "Welcome Hear Again"- that's the version I learned. I'll have to check out the Hugh Gillespie and Paddy Glackin versions. more…

  • Ending

    I've always played it ending on an A . . . more…

  • great tune! everyone should check out the Altan version- they put it with Andy de Jarlis and one other . . . which is it? anyway, it works fabulously! more…

  • Re: obnoxious tunes in your head?

    whenever I have a tune stuck in my head, I "hum" Dinkey's and that often get's it out, for some reason. that's only a temporary measure though . . . more…

  • Re: Is Shetland music part of Irish/Celtic music?

    I'm no expert, but to me, Shetland music has always sounded to me like a great mix of "Celtic" and "Nordic" music. I think it qualifies for Celtic. more…