David Hughes’s ninety-two comments

  • Re: Matt Molloy’s Bar

    True, don’t jump in if you’re a beginner. BUT you may be welcomed to join anyhow. Anecdote: I visited in 2013 (while Matt was away on travels). I set my mandolin case against the wall, but after a few tunes the session leader asked whose mandolin that… more…

  • Re: The Quiet Man

    My gal and I joined the Saturday session last night. Wonderful and welcoming. The times seemed to be the same as Emmanuel posted 4 years ago. We were there from 7.30 to 11pm. Go go go! more…

  • Re: Ken Meadows’

    The repeat pattern shown isn’t quite the complicated one that Martin intends. I’ll pursue this soon, but for now, please listen to the recording while following the notation. more…

  • Re: Ken Meadows’

    Congrats and thanx to Nigel for the final re-wiggles! (The first quaver of line 1 can be omitted at the start, but is played in the repeat.) - Also, Richie Doran, one of the pluckers on the recording, says he played the tune with his close friend Ken befo… more…

  • Re: Ken Meadows’

    Nigel Gatherer, what a hero - you beat me to doing the ABC by about 15 hours! Thanks soooo much. - The only change needed, please, is the note lengths of the 3 notes that open your lines 1,3,5,6,7: Instead of quaver > dotted quaver > semiquaver, it… more…

  • Re: Ken Meadows’ Waltz

    (Somehow thesession.org omits the word “Waltz” from the title, maybe because of the apostrophe after “Meadows”.) A handwritten notation (done by Martin’s friend Dan Hands) is on Martin’s Facebook page on 13 October 2019. Eventually we’ll do … more…

  • Ken Meadows’

    [I’m trying to post this tune, written in October 2019, on behalf of its composer, Martin Matthews of Durham, England. But so far we’ve only got his handwritten notation as jpg. Gotta make an ABC version soon, but please listen via the YouTube link be… more…

  • Re: Greek bouzoukis for irish music!

    The round-back bouzouki does indeed have a slight stomach problem for some of us. From my “Memories” document, made for a high school reunion: Back in August 1971, when I attended the Philadelphia Folk Festival to perform my song “Footprints on My S… more…

  • Re: Calliope House

    Dave Richardson dropped into our Elm Tree session in Durham (England) last January 21st. We played “Calliope House”, and indeed the high part came first. (He also performed at Durham’s Old Cinema Launderette, standing in front of a bunch of washing … more…

  • Re: Irish Pub Gnome

    Now every 2nd Thursday at 8:30pm. (I think “2nd” = 2nd of the month, not every two weeks; will find out soon.) more…