Quarter Irish’s one hundred and twelve comments

  • Re: Sweedish Waulking Tune

    Nope, no "waulking" done in Sweden. I play lots of Swedish music, but unfortunately this tune is not familiar to me. more…

  • Re: Where many ITM tunes written for the fiddle, or is something else at play?

    I think you're on to something. I'm the only flute player in a Swedish folk music organization (in Sweden). 90% of the other musicians are fiddle players, then we have 4 nyckelharpa (key fiddle) players. Some note progressions that make my (and the nyckel... more…

  • Re: A Hole In The Head

    A hole in the head... in honor of those who voted for Trump who apparently have one? :-) A somewhat sad, yet neat little tune. more…

  • Re: any sessions in Prague?

    My husband and I returned from Prague two weeks ago, and although searching for a session wasn't the main focus of our 10 day stay, I did have my penny whistle with me with the hope of finding one. There are several so-called Irish pubs within the main to... more…

  • Re: Which Came First?

    For me it's often been the genre. When I was 15 I taught myself guitar because I was so inspired by Peter, Paul, and Mary, Dylan, the Guthrey, etc. As my musical circle of friends grew, I was introduced to old-time, then trad Irish, then bluegrass. Over ... more…

  • It’s Emma

    I live in Sweden and belong to a Swedish folk music orchestra that plays mostly traditional Swedish folk music (especially from our county). more…

  • Now I know!

    Neat tune! I'd like to learn it and then introduce it to the old-time jam I always attend while visiting my home town in the states (every year in May and June). more…

  • Re: Four Green Fields

    Nicely done! more…

  • Re: Band in a Box

    Oooops... my bad. I read "at a session" and not "on the Session". more…

  • Re: Band in a Box

    In my humble opinion, a band-in-box would be the death of any decent session. If you've got a one-man gig playing for folks who don't know any better, your band-in-box might be just fine. However, I'm feeling a bit depressed just envisioning a band-in-box... more…