Robert English’s twenty-seven comments

  • Re: Best button accordion for accompanying fiddle tunes?

    Well, it's been 4 years since the OP posted his question, and we are wondering if he is still with the fiddler, and if he ever purchased/learned to play the accordion/concertina/tin whistle or whatever it was he ended up with. more…

  • Re: Nóra Críona

    There is a poem, "Nora Criona" written by the Irish poet and novelist James Stephens (1880-1950), an associate of James Joyce. I present it to you here to provide you with some rich banter for your audiences after (never before!) playing this tune: more…

  • Re: Help me understand Uilleann Chanter

    Pakistani uilleann pipes are shite. They are unplayble and cannot be made unplayable. more…

  • Re: Paddy Fahey’s

    No "e" in "Fahy", me byes. more…

  • Re: The Wrecking Bar

    Got an address? more…

  • Re: A spreadsheet for keeping track of “a tune a day” type progress.

    You've got to be kidding me. more…

  • Buttermilk on Track 14….(not)?

    If the second tune on track 1 is "Munster Buttermilk", then the third tune on track 14, identified on the CD label as "Munster Buttermilk", is not. Anyone know the name of the third tune on track 14? It has 3 parts, "Buttermilk" on track 1 has two. more…

  • O’Neill’s Cavalcade

    In much of Ireland, it's played as a sandwich of polkas. O'Neill's X3, Tralee Gaol X3, O'Neill's X3, as it was in O'Riada's "Marcshlua Uí Néill" (O'Neill's Cavalry) cut on the old Gael Linn recording "O'Riada at the Gaiety" (a theater in Dublin). more…

  • Re: box layouts dg

    I play a D/C# or C#/D or G/C. Today, I took ownership of a fine old Hohner Poker D/G. Classic Morris box, I think it was. more…

  • Re: C#/D Box

    "The cool thing about boxes is that lessons aren’t nessecary. Perseverance, yes, but all you need is an instrument and music to learn from." more…