Gobby’s three thousand, three hundred and twenty-two comments

  • Re: ITM, classical arrangements

    Could anybody enlighten my ignorance and define what is meant by 'classical' . I don't really understand why a lot of Irish trad tunes are not regarded as classical tunes, but then, does it refer to how the tunes are played, say, with a lot of melodic har... more…

  • Re: Mazurka in G, title please?

    I prefer 'Sony Brogan's' to 'The Irish' Mazurka, but they are so similar . I can well understand the expressed confusion between ceolachan and Dr Dow when ceolachan posted 'Sony's in the tunes section. You are right christy, these Mazurka names get ver... more…

  • Re: Mazurka in G, title please?

    My favorite Mazurka. I play it all the time along with two others, but I also didn't know its name. Thanks. more…

  • Re: "The Scholar in the Hayfield"

    Re Kenny's 3rd alternative..... Does Friel mention any other known tunes perchance? If so that would be a clue as to whether or not the title was fictitious. more…

  • Re: "The Scholar in the Hayfield"

    My best guess would be that it is indeed "The Scholar" If you look in the tunes section there is a hornpipe version of the 'Scholar Reel', known both as 'The Scholar' and 'The South Shore'. As Dr. Dow wrote..... "The South Shore". gets played as an ... more…

  • Re: Best/Worst [Virtual] Saint Patrick’s Day Ever!

    Really, playing music is perhaps more important then ever right now. The fight at present is personal, so keep playing and practicing and consciously look forward to when we can all get back together. Stay positive and play your instrument. Us musicians ... more…

  • Re: Best/Worst [Virtual] Saint Patrick’s Day Ever!

    " I doubt it’s an exaggeration to say this is one helluva cliff hanger. So, perhaps, "Cliffs of Moher" is a tune for today". A great tune for sure. I love it, but I'd seriously not like to find myself hanging off those cliffs. I don't think that life is... more…

  • Re: Proving you’re young enough to drink….

    Well that makes a lot of sense, doesn't it Howard? If I were to travel to the USA I would be more scared of the gun mentality and the related mortality rate than I would of any virus. Given the statistics of gun related deaths over there, it doesn't make... more…

  • Re: Lá Fhéile Pádraig faoi shona dhaoibh

    I know what you mean Christy. In my pre-fiddling days (folk bands) I've played many st. Patrick's day pub sessions, and they tend to be awful events, but I always like to celebrate it on a personal level. I am English, but I totally believe that the spiri... more…

  • Re: Lá Fhéile Pádraig faoi shona dhaoibh

    Cheers Brian. I actually sat here wondering what special day you were talking about, but then I hardly ever know what day or date it is (not dementia as much as my solitary lifestyle). I was really shocked to discover after checking that it's St Patrick's... more…