thestonecrusher’s one hundred and eighteen comments

  • MIDI files need no defense!!!

    All this crap about how MIDI files sound is just that -- crap. People are condemning the hammer instead of the carpenter. Are ABC or just manuscript better??? WRONG!!! Who made the ABC & who notated the manuscript? Most Irish musicians know quite a ... more…

  • Re: The Moving Cloud & Sean Maguire

    If Sean claimed he composed it, he did. He was not one to take credit for other people's talent. He had enough of his own. As a matter of fact he was quick to point out the reel "Sean Maguire" was NOT composed by him -- although he was a major influenc... more…

  • Re: Sean Maguire tuning

    To my personal knowledge, Sean never re-tuned his violin. He had equal technique in every key. Since he has a piano accompaniment I suspect it is the result of the recording studio. At the time of the recording studios had not yet become capable of cha... more…

  • Re: Audition piece reccomendations

    What the hell kind of audition is it!!! You should be required to play certain tunes, not select your favorites. If I play a perfect rendition of "The Irishwashwoman" & you play a really good version of "The Frieze Britches", who wins. Of course the ot... more…

  • Re: Tatter Jack Walsh

    There is a fine rendition by Jackie Roche -- if you can find the recording. more…

  • Re: The Humours Of Cappa

    This was recorded by Mickey Carton back in the 50's, or perhaps, the 40's. more…

  • Re: Solo button accordion albums

    Joe Derrane more…

  • Re: Irish Accordion

    Timmy played in the Leitrim House on 103rd street in Rockaway. He played as 'Timmy Cronin & His Cronies'. more…

  • Re: Irish Accordion

    He played for years in The Leitrim House in Rockaway as Timmy Cronin & his C more…

  • Re: Austin’s = Ostenelli’s

    Timmy told me he changed the name because the original did not seem Irish to him. more…