alangraham’s thirty-five comments

  • Re: Play along with me

    I've just put up another requested tune—this one is the classic hornpipe, 'The Boys of Bluehill' — actually one of the first tunes I ever learnt, many years ago. more…

  • Re: Play along with me

    Recently, I offered to add to the 24 tunes that I have already placed on the ‘Play Along with Me’ section of my website. Over the past week, several people have taken me up on my offer and put in some requests. The first request was for a reel called ... more…

  • Re: Play along with me

    Thanks to the various people who were kind enough to comment on the ‘Play Along with Me’ page on my website, Notes from an Attic. more…

  • Play along with me

    A question that has cropped up a lot recently (during the Lockdown era) in the Session Discussions is finding music to play along with. I have recently put up a website called ‘Attic Notes’ where I share my love of ITM. more…

  • Re: accompanying music

    I recently created a website called ‘Notes from an attic’ designed to encourage and promote ITM: more…

  • The Guid Man

    I seem to be listening to John McCusker tunes all the time these days. This one has a few subtle and quite tricky syncopations, which is perhaps why no one has got around to transcribing it until now! It is Tune 1 of the third track entitled 'Xesus and Fe... more…

  • Reminiscing, X:3

    Very pretty tune – I first heard it on 'The Heartstring Sessions' album where the melody is played on the guitar by its composer, Arty McGlynn. I've tried to set it out here more efficiently and have added in some chords for good measure. more…

  • 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…