jaychoons’s two hundred and forty-two comments

  • The Cave Of The Cats

    Transcribed from a lovely clip of fiddler Katie Linnane and piper Ivan Goff (from the equally lovely #Quarantunes challenge zooming around Facebook during the pandemic). The tune is, I believe, a composition of Birmingham-born fiddler (and brother of Flut... more…

  • Re: O, Were I On Parnassus Hill

    It means they need to move the "U" and the "I" away from each other on the keyboard. more…

  • Re: Paddy Fahey’s

    From the original poster's source - with Joe Burke & Charlie Lennon as well: more…

  • It would help if you attached the clip, genius- lol!

    *sigh* more…

  • Catherine McEvoy tune set ID

    This lovely TG4 video of Catherine McEvoy and (I'm assuming) her family popped up in my YouTube feed the other day & I found myself at a loss as to the tunes. I believe the clip comes from the Gradam Ceoil awards show, likely when she was honored as "Musi... more…

  • Re: Brendan McMahon’s

    Pretty sure this is the "correct" key. I also found the tune in one of Breandán Breathnach's "Ceol Rince na hÉireann" books (can't remember which volume- sorry!) and it is in this key there as well. more…

  • Re: Finbar Dwyer’s Favorite

    Yeah....I've always had this as Statia Donnelly. There seems to be a problem with members of this family claiming authorship of tunes that aren't theirs- I agree with Dow. Not that they haven't made very real contributions of their own, but (for example) ... more…

  • Ballykinleer, X:3

    Direct from the source! This setting (in the original key of A major) is from a home reel-to-reel tape recording of Larry Redican himself playing his composition. On this he also plays another of his tunes, a fine slip jig he calls "Watch Your Step" (it i... more…

  • Re: Larry Redican’s

    Even better catch- thanks Stiamh. Guess it's up to Jeremy as to whether to leave it be, or to just put it as a new setting under the existing tune. more…

  • Re: Larry Redican’s

    Actually bears little resemblance to the "Rose" at all, I'm afraid. BUT! I apparently owe you a debt of gratitude AGAIN; it might not be a version of "Rose in the Heather", but it DOES have all the "bits" of another fine traditional jig: "Donnybrook Fair"... more…