maderinerue’s twenty-one comments

  • Re: Vasen

    Funny, I was just listening to them playing "Josephine's waltz." more…

  • Well, "Tom Dowd's Favourite" at least doesn't have the vaguely (or not so vaguely) misogynistic overtones of "Drag her round the road," allowing of course for personalization of inanimate objects as female, blabbity blah, etc. more…

  • Yes, I do, but finding someone else who knows it isn't easy! I like to put Templehouse Reel right after it. more…

  • Re: How to Print a tune?

    The concertina.net abc converter mentioned above is especially good because you can print out the music in a PDF form that is larger and easier to read. It does reject some abc's if it doesn't think they're proper. more…

  • Riding on a Load of Hay?

    Does anyone else know this tune as a polka with the above name? Not sure where I learned it that way. more…

  • Thank you

    What a great help for learning a tune! In a perfect world we could be catching them all by ear from a traditional source, but this does a lot to bridge the gap resulting from trying to learn off "the dots." Nicely done, and much appreciated! more…

  • Really like this one; it has a nice flow to it and comes across well whether you play it slowly or speed it up a bit. more…

  • This is a great hornpipe; it's part of the track on Kevin Crehan's An bhabog sa bhadog that he calls "The Four Stacks," and would be "The Stack of Rye," right? Thank you for posting it! more…

  • Refer to "Up Sligo" already posted 2/9/2002 for more background. Vesey and Coleman didn't call this part anything; it was just the second part of Up Sligo as far as they were concerned. more…

  • Thank you, thank you!! Only 10,432 and a half more tunes to learn.... Now, has anyone transcribed a reel played by Joe McKenna that he calls "Rowsome's" and puts before Ballintore Fancy? more…