PatFlat’s eighty-seven comments

  • Re: Are ITM sessions primarily older, white, male-dominant or is this a faulty premise about trad sessions?

    Most ITM sessions I have attended in NC or Oregon have been about 60/40 Males to Women, can't say I notice much as long as everyone feels included. Certainly the level of respect is related to musical ability. I would say some aspect could be most session... more…

  • Re: Covid and us

    I played one session in JUNE in central Oregon. And one session here in Anchorage in early September. Though I do have a weekly on-line session that helps me keep positive and sane. more…

  • Re: We could do with a bit of humour…………….

    "She's tall and she dark, but she's not too shady" Sort of an oddball Planxty tune. They sound so good, the three voices together after Donal and Christy stopped laughing. more…

  • Re: We could do with a bit of humour…………….

    Thanks Airport, I needed a laugh and smile. Not sure I've seen or heard any other singing from Kevin Burke. I like the moustache as well. Things are just too serious these days. more…

  • Re: Best version of Raglan Road?

    I will pile on the Luke Kelley vote with the imprimatur from Paddy Kavanaugh. Though Peter Rowan's version is my 2nd favorite version. I like the studio version from Peter's "Walls of Time" CD. I believe there is a version by Sinead O'Connor that had a ce... more…

  • Re: Spider Stacy Interview

    Spider did say in the interview how "Broad Majestic Shannon" was his favorite Pogues tune. I think it sounds timeless. A nod by Liam Clancy to Shane's songwriting. Liam gets a bit teary-eyed on this one. Thought this was a special version. more…

  • Re: Spider Stacy Interview

    I did mean to say Overstated. As in the Pogues were a gateway drug to other Irish Trad. Spider's whistle runs with James on accordion and Jem on banjo seem to define their sound. I really dig their version of Dingle Regatta on "Red Roses for Me". Pretty c... more…

  • Spider Stacy Interview

    I know past discussions have slighted or disregarded the Pogues in their place with ITM. I feel their contribution cannot be understated. The fusing of punk with ITM certainly opened more people up to the real trad stuff. Many would disagree with me and g... more…

  • Re: Newer Mandolin Recordings

    Andy Irvine and Paul Brady CD has some great mando work on it by Andy. Check out the podcast of Blarney Pilgrims with the Luke Plumb interview. Luke talks about mandolin and Andy's playing on part Two, #56. I need to get Splendid Notion, I bet that CD is ... more…

  • Re: Attracted to Irish music

    I give another shout out to Fionna Richie and Thistle and Shamrock. Listening to that show certainly made me realize this was artistic music that demanded skill. I would say that was the gateway drug most responsible for opening my eyes to the potential o... more…