Dave Linden’s seventeen comments

  • Re: The Red-Haired Hag

    It is in O'Neill's, at least in Miles Krassen's edition. more…

  • Halloween

    In keeping with the season (submitting on 25 October). This tune was published in "Musician's Omnibus" Vol. 2, p. 112 by Elias Howe of Boston in 1863. Unlike modern tunes by that name, this one is purely major key and has a very pleasant sound to it. more…

  • Re: Daisy Bell

    Caps off a huge set Cape Breton style on Kimberley Fraser's CD "Falling on New Ground". The set is titled "Flee as a Bird". more…

  • Sipsey Tavern Session

    The Sipsey Tavern is no more! The whole bar, not just the session. Session has moved to the nearby Black Market Bar. The session is monthly, normal schedule is last Sunday of each month. Regular starting time is around 5:30, running 'til 9:30 or so. ... more…

  • Finnegan’s Session (Huntsville, AL)

    Still going strong!! Still weekly, same day, starting closer to 7:30 now and usually running 'til about 10:00. more…

  • Sweet Molly

    When I listen to 'Sweet Molly' on "Caledonia's Hardy Sons", I don't perceive any connection with this reel. Silly Wizard plays it as Strathspey and reel, and their version sounds more like this to me: more…

  • “Angus Rankin”

    The third part of the set on cut 9 is labeled "Angus Rankin". It's a great reel and I was surprised to see that it wasn't listed in the abc. The Reverend's Tune Finder identified it as "Sandy MacIntyre's Trip To Boston". Barde plays it here with the A ... more…

  • Another variant B part and tune to play it with—

    I learned this without a name some time ago, with the following small variation in the A part and a significantly different B part. Is it actually a different tune? In any case, I've played it after Man of the House, with Man of the House played quite s... more…

  • Another B part variant for the tune in Amin

    I'd like to share the way I've been playing it. I don't know where that B part came from but it's a lot of fun. Play it ABAB so that the A doesn't get too repetitive. more…

  • Re: More help with tune names?

    Thank you very much! more…