Rolf Gidlow’s sixteen comments

  • Re: Trad on piano

    On the album "From Galway to Dublin" : https://thesession.org/recordings/975 track 10, there is a set of reels played on solo piano. I'm no historian, but this is the earliest recorded set of ITM on solo piano that I am aware of. Another link to the alb... more…

  • Re: is Noel Hill related to Jack Talty?

    Correct - Jack's mother is Noel's sister. more…

  • Re: The Boy In The Gap

    [Caoimhín Ó Fearghail isn’t playing The Boy In The Gap…]: The Boy in the Gap is the second tune in the set, following Boys on the Hilltop. more…

  • Re: She’s playing pipes on the concertina!

    And Noel has recently developed a concertina that includes a low D drone (D below middle C) in both directions. more…

  • Re: Concertina fingering - g minor

    I learned Brendan McGlinchey's "Splendid Isolation" from Noel Hill, and used F and G in the middle (C) row, A in the G row when preceding or following a Bb, and c as usual in the G row. It required a little re-orientation, but it got easier and works wel... more…

  • Re: Concertina fingering

    It probably has little relation to this tune, but it might be worth noting that Noel Hill has an extra low A on at least a few of his concertinas, the lowest pull on the accidental row (normally sounding F). more…

  • Re: Charlie Lennon

    There is at least one book - Musical Memories. Available from ossianusa.com or from Cranford Publications, as well as others, I'm sure. 30 tunes as well as bio, pictures, etc. more…

  • Re: What’s going on at Clare FM?

    http://clare.fm/music/ClareFM%20trad%20archive Click on the CD (or whatever the icon is to the left of the desired program name) and you'll be given the option to open (play) the file or save it as a standard mp3 file. Save it and open it in your mp3 pla... more…

  • Denis Murphy "Music From Sliabh Luachra" sleeve notes?

    Does anyone know if the sleeve notes to the recording "Music From Sliabh Luachra" by Denis Murphy are available online? Ceol Allain has the recording posted online, of course, and I'd really like to read the liner notes as well. more…

  • Agree with TiTor

    I agree with TiTor. On the O'Connell/Morrow recording the first note in both the 1st and 2nd endings of the second part is A rather than G. Well, actually the notes are Bb because they're playing the jig in Ab, but you know what I mean - transpose it to... more…