Graham Currie’s one hundred and twenty-eight comments

  • Re: Irish Grace Notes

    Met Ailbe on my first ever trip to Ireland, nearly 15 years ago. Also my first ever venture into a proper Irish trad music pub, McGanns in Doolin. Ailbe had just called in for the evening (think he’s Dublin based). Together with Kevin Griffin’s banjo ... more…

  • Re: Round The House And Mind The Dresser: Irish Country House Dance Music

    Just changed a few tunes misnamed on original recording, (and on Spotify, where I've just been listening). more…

  • Re: Statia Donnelly

    This tune also works well much slowed down and in strict waltz time; see (hear) the Jimmy Power recorded version. more…

  • Re: Statia Donnelly

    Thanks to "Dr Dow" for the 3 part version. But sounds more 'correct' to my ear as Dmix (as previous 2 part posts): more…

  • Re: New site feature: pop-up tune previews

    Also just noticed when browsing. As others noted, useful as quick check that its the expected link when different tunes have same names. more…

  • Re: Mostly Melodeon

    Track 13 - first tune listed on album as 'Kenny's Favourite' has no connection to the tune of that name on this site. more…

  • Re: Can you buy the plastic head for faedog seperately?

    After first experimenting with bluetac, I found the most accurate and effective way of reducing whistle volume, while maintaining ability to play all notes reasonably in tune was using pvc ‘electrical tape’.(Available in many colours, so you can even ... more…

  • Good internet radio for ‘proper trad’ : Celtic Trad Radio

    My current ‘go to’ internet music “Celtic Trad Radio” is much better than I expected from the title. more…

  • Re: Fresh Takes

    Iv'e made a few corrections to links, after noticing that the three tunes on track 2 were linked to reels and a hornpipe, but I was listening to 3 jigs. Very surprised that the middle one, on the original LP, CD and currently on iTunes etc. is listed as ... more…

  • The Blackbird, X:3

    This is how I play the 'Blackbird Hornpipe', (or 'The Old Blackbird' as I call it to avoid confusion with the set dance variation). more…