lottiemaus’s fifty-four comments

  • The Dying Year

    I'm interested to see this was written in E major. The version I've listened to most is Aly Bain's on Boys of the Lough's 1983 album, Open Road, and I think he plays it in Eb. The sleeve notes confirm the composition as being by J D Michie for Angus Fitch... more…

  • Re: Live at the NCH

    Thanks very much, Noah. more…

  • Re: Live at the NCH

    Hello. Does anyone know the name of the fiddle tune which comes after the song Cucanandy and ends that track? Thank you. more…

  • Composer

    Thanks for posting - I like this tune a lot too. There's a version of the tune by Shetland band "Drop the Box" on their 1998 CD "Honeytrap" (Kevin Henderson of Fiddlers' Bid is the fiddler in the band on the recording). According to the sleeve notes, the... more…

  • Dodd’s Farewell To Shetland

    From Aly Bain's First Album. more…

  • Thank you. Yes, of course, OT is a Cape Breton-based instrument maker as well as player and composer. more…

  • Dragons’ Blood

    Transcribed from "Huinka" by The Chair. Composed by Otis Tomas. Can't find the CD cover at the moment but I believe Dragons' Blood may be a varnish used on fiddles. more…

  • Second Setting

    Such a happy tune - always makes me smile. This is my attempt at setting out the Fullsceilidh version mentioned by JosephC. more…

  • Re: Pat McManus: a Rock Musican and Trad Fiddler from Co. Fermanagh

    Thanks for posting these links. A brilliantly versatile musician. more…

  • Plan B

    A good-going tune, though far from ITM, which I've found hard to classify for the system here. I had transcribed it in 2/4 time using 1/16 basic note length so it's adapted and I hope it works. From Fullsceilidh Spelemannslag's 2009 CD "Spreefix" and co... more…