121JSB’s twenty-three comments

  • Re: Best CDs to buy

    Nearly forgot "Comb your hair and curl it". more…

  • Re: Best CDs to buy

    Mick O'Brien and Caoimhin O Raghallaigh "Kitty lie over". more…

  • Re: Anyone else find guitar playing totally trashes irish music?

    It most certainly does at more than a few Irish sesions in England where there could be two or three guitarists all playing through tunes and sets, each one with his own take on the chords/rhythm. In my experience of sessions in Ireland, there seems to b... more…

  • The craic is grand here, probably the best in the area; on most nights there's a well-balanced mix of acoustic music and backround chat, not like some sessions where the crowd noise drowns out the musicians. more…

  • The Somerville Arms

    .This is held on the last Friday evening of each month. It's an Irish session with both songs and instrumental dance tunes, and the craic's grand. more…

  • Baltic Crossing are playing it in their current tour as Reed House Rant and it is practically identical to this version. more…

  • Out on the ocean - key?

    I've played it in G, I've played it in A, and I have the preference for A, where the key seems to lift the tune more, especially if it's the second tune in a set after the first tune in G etc.. A great example of this is a live session set of Tom Ward's ... more…

  • Bidh Eoin( follow-up to my posted comment of 2 minutes ago)

    Incidentally, the third tune in the Puirt a Beul medley mentioned sounds suspiciously like that Bothy Band short, fast Gaelic Mouth Music song, the name of which escapes me without going to search for the CD in the attic. I remember that it begins with an... more…

  • Bidh Eoin

    There's an interesting version of this tune done in Puirt a Beul(Gaelic Mouth Music) style in a medley of four such tunes on "Music of the Western Isles" CD(Greentrax) which was played on BBC Radio 3's "Late Junction" last week - a programme which never f... more…

  • "With a lot of help from their friends" - Mary Custy/Eoin O’Neill CD

    I've been looking for this delightful album since my cassette version gave up on me a few years ago ; can anybody help? more…