alangraham’s twenty-eight comments

  • Re: Between

    Bill, wish I could say that this is my composition but that honour goes to Alasdair Fraser. I tend to play it slowly first time through and pick up the tempo after that. For me it works equally well as a slow air or a lively jig. more…

  • Between, X:2

    This is my slightly adapted version to keep all the notes within a two-octave range. more…

  • Between

    A tune I find myself humming a lot – a real toe-tapper! The range of notes strays beyond my whistle so Version 2 shows how I adapt it for playing on the low D. more…

  • Re: Dawn Dance

    I retract the final sentence of my last comment about the absence of Alasdair Fraser material on The Session. You'll find that there are plenty of them if you spell his name correctly! more…

  • Dawn Dance

    The title track from the lovely album Dawn Dance by Alasdair Fraser. An intriguing tune where the time signature changes several times. I'm surprised at how few of Alistair Fraser's compositions are included on The Session – something that needs rectifi... more…

  • The Long Note, X:3

    My attempt to get as close to the Cormac Breathnac version as possible. It goes as far as, but not including, the jazzy improv section (which I also play as an improv!). more…

  • Re: Raindrops — Cormac Breatnach

    Yes, Yans D, a great tune. I posted this yesterday! more…

  • Re: Raindrops

    Thanks, Kenny. Yes, a silly mistake, now corrected. more…

  • Raindrops

    Track 3 from Deiseal's "The Long Long Note". Cormac Breatnach plays it at eye-watering speed. I've created this (in response to Yans D's recent request) using the Capo app and am currently bashing out the notes at 50% tempo. Hoping to get to 75% some day... more…

  • Dearne Valley

    I learned this from ’The Wishing Tree’ by John Doyle, John McCusker and Michael McGoldrick – a much listened-to album. The Dearne Valley reel is the third tune in the opening track and was composed by Michael McGoldrick. On the recording, it’s pla... more…