christy taylor’s one thousand and eighty-five comments

  • Re: Atholl Highlanders?

    yes we play Jig of Slurs/Atholl Highlanders at ceilidhs, usually for the Cumberland Square 8, which requires 64 bar tunes. They are sometimes played in sessions around here too. I originally learnt 'Slurs' off Dick Gaughan's Coppers and Brass album, Athol... more…

  • Re: First Tune in This Video?

    sorry wires crossed here i was actually referring to the last tune, i now think its the Trip to Windsor if anyone can confirm that. more…

  • Re: First Tune in This Video?

    i thought at first the 2nd reel was the Barrowburn, then realized it wasnt, the dodgy sound balance made it hard to distinguish. Any clues, folks? more…

  • Re: Is this list accurate for most popular session tunes?

    ps Conical, if I'm playing guitar or zouk on Butterfly yes i do shift into G major for the last part -I love the contrast when we dive back into moody old Em next time round! more…

  • Re: Is this list accurate for most popular session tunes?

    what number Ballydesmond is the one that starts with the descending run cBAG ? I never can remember! more…

  • Re: Is this list accurate for most popular session tunes?

    the list is ok as far as it goes but consists only of reels and jigs [ok and a couple of slip jigs] but totally lacks hornpipes, polkas, slides, barndances, mazurkas, highlands, O' Carolan pieces..................i find it tedious if its literally jigs a... more…

  • Re: a question of strings

    One of the Greek tunings is CFAD - capo on the 2nd fret and you have DGBE, the top 4 strings of a guitar. Its not a tuning i would want to use for a zouk, but could work for 'the brother' ? more…

  • Re: a question of strings

    Lowhistle, is your question hypothetical or are you seriously contemplating buying a zouk and want to know how to tune it? more…

  • Re: a question of strings

    ps i'm using 13/13, 17/17, 30/13 and 43/17 on my zouk - currently D'Addario but i have used Elixir, D'Aquisto and John Pearse before now more…

  • Re: a question of strings

    sorry meant to write GDAE in my post, not DGAE more…