Maestro McAllister’s forty-four comments

  • Oscar Wood’s

    I think I found this in a tunebook somewhere, many years ago, it’s a well-know jig by Oscar Woods, a noted melodeon player from Suffolk. Some great syncopation🙂 more…

  • La Valse Matique

    La Valse Matique by Benoit Bourque (of La Bottine Souriante and Le Vent du Nord), a haunting Quebecois waltz. more…

  • Les Trois Princesses

    I learned this off a friend in a session who learned it off a CD called Le Gop! by the French folk-rock band of the same name. more…

  • The Holm Burn Jig

    By Liza Mulholland. I learned it from a friend who got it from Bruce MacGregor’s album 101 Reasons to Do Nothing. In the liner notes it says “The Holm Burn Jig named after the burn running through our garden”. more…

  • The Cobbler’s Hornpipe

    Trad. more…

  • Ceridwen & Martin’s Nusa Lembongan Wedding

    By Rory Campbell, I learned it off Katherine Mann a few years ago. more…

  • Skirmish

    By Nick Barber. Great to rant to, it does the rounds in the sessions and ceilidhs round here. more…

  • Mrs Stewart Of Grandtully

    I learned it off a CD by John Mock ages ago…I did a little digging and I believe it’s originally by Niel Gow, but as there is a reel with an identical name floating about (Miss/Mrs seem semi-interchangeable) I’m not 100% sure. more…

  • Rozsa

    By Undine Hornby, named after her favourite brand of hot Hungarian paprika. Gordon Potts wrote a dance of the same name in the early 1990s to fit the tune. more…

  • Bourrée Les Moutons

    Learnt from Heretique’s first album (of the same name), it’s a traditional tune. more…