Paddy’s forty-eight comments

  • Got this from the playing of Jerry O'Sullivan's "O'Sullivan Meets O'Farrell. I did leave out most of the ornamentation, but it's best to do something with the long d's in the B part. more…

  • This seems like a glorified 'Humours of Tulla,' but it is definitely a more satisfying tune. more…

  • Patsy Touhey plays this screaming fast on a very early recording. Its an excellent hornpipe, and seems like it could be an ancestor of "The Harvest Home," if that is itself a newer tune. more…

  • Seamus Ennis played and transcribed this tune as a slide, and the same version too. Could be why its posted that why, even though many of you play it as a jig. more…

  • I learned the final bar of the first part as |A2 FE D3 A| more…

  • Seamus Ennis calls this tune The Dark Girl in Blue in his tutor for the uilleann pipes. It seems that maybe this is more accurate the "Denis Murphy's" because it was from Denis Murphy that Ennis learned the tune. more…

  • Probably is a northern tune, as was mentioned. The second part looks distincly Scottish. Many of the scottish tunes that were taken up in Ireland were changed to versions suitable to something other than the highland pipes (pretty obvious) which might ex... more…

  • Fine listening. The box and fiddle styles are wonderfully matched. The tunes are nicely separated by airs, and Sweet Biddy of Baile Mhuirne is a real beauty. There is a sean-nos song called Baile Mhuirne that is a version of this air. more…

  • This tune is nicely paired before The Walls of Liscarrol. more…

  • This really is a lovely air, but perhaps the midi detracts a bit from the loveliness? more…