christy taylor’s one thousand, nine hundred and ninety comments

  • Re: Dance Music w/o Dancing

    before the 'Great Plague' we variously had Americana, French/Breton and Irish sessions - at the Americana people would do the Cajun waltz, 2 step or Appalachian clogging according to the music being played, at the French sessions the bouree, mazurka or an... more…

  • No live music in the West of Ireland?

    I played a rare gig tonight in a local pub and during the interval got talking to a couple who just returned from a week in the West of Ireland, they apparently went all over Connemara and Galway and failed to find a single pub session - were they just un... more…

  • Re: Br*****t Duty in Germany.

    sorry crackpot, I apologise for the other 52% of my compatriots , many of whom are now probably thinking 'oh f*** why did I vote for that.................' more…

  • Re: Vaccine Passports for Session Pubs…

    Well its a tricky balancing act between an authoritarian police state and a 'free society' - free to spread the virus to anyone you come in contact with, free to refuse vaccination ? Not sure what's happening in Scotland, but here in the Deep South of ... more…

  • Re: Favourite solo trad albums?

    Donald K, yes I missed that Kenny already posted Drones and the Chanters, should have checked more carefully. more…

  • Re: Favourite solo trad albums?

    The Drones and the Chanters - Irish piping with Seamus Ennis, Leo Rowsome, Willie Clancy and others - its solo inasmuch as each piper plays unaccompanied so every track is just pipes. more…

  • Re: Accompanying waltz tunes on piano

    Violet Tulloch from Shetland, Gilles Losier from Montreal - just 2 names that spring to mind. The French- Canadian tradition is rich in waltzes, usually accompanied by piano, have a browse. more…

  • Re: guitar album recommendations

    Tim and Seamus are great of course but remember Tim was preceded by Steve Cooney who I don't think has got a mention so far.............. more…

  • Re: Gibson Oriole and Vega Style F

    I have a half experience of an Oriole banjo - I've had a Kalamazoo tenor for quite a long time, a few years ago it developed a terminal crack in its neck so my local repairer [Andy Banjoworks] grafted an 18 fret Oriole neck onto the Kalamazoo head. Appar... more…

  • Re: guitar album recommendations

    old but still good - Coppers and Brass by Dick Gaughan from the '70's. Mainly flatpick, I think he plays an more…