ManxFiddle’s forty-five comments

  • Re: Manx Tunes

    PS - as far as tune types go - traditionally wise - lots of jigs, tunes that perhaps you might call slides, slow tunes, waltzes (but not in the dum ching ching sense). Lots in Em, D and G major etc. Not much in the way of 'fast' reels or hornpipes really ... more…

  • Re: Manx Tunes

    Hello. If you're looking for collections of Manx tunes, especially ones that are played in the sessions, then you need to get hold of Kiaull yn Theay 1 and 2. There's now also a third book out which has been released within the past year. It's got a few m... more…

  • Re: Trad songs for a primary school choir

    Thanks for your replies everyone (particularly Joe :D ). I think there might be a Voiceworks book that Sandra Kerr might have been involved with, which has folk songs in it from around the British Isles. This sounds similar to your BBC recordings Geoff. T... more…

  • Re: James Byrne R. I. P.

    I loved James' playing and he was a lovely guy. I travelled from Limerick to Donegal a few years ago to interview him as part of my work on the MA course. He was an absolute pleasure to speak to and like others have said, very unassuming and quiet. From m... more…

  • Trad songs for a primary school choir

    Right. First things first, I know this hasn't technically got anything to do with ITM as such, but I'd appreciate it if you could bear with me. Secondly, although I've been playing for years and have heard plenty of tunes songs, I am not a singer, so I ra... more…

  • Re: Céilí Bands Live from Tullamore

    I like to think that's because so many people couldn't be there in person to support us, that they decided to log on to the live streaming instead, therefore grinding the system to a halt. 🙂 However, that means I probably won't be on Youtube as much, wh... more…

  • Re: Fleadh ‘09

    I have just got back home to the rock. I am shattered. Negative on the waiting for a taxi for an hour and a half, then some chavs came to the mini bus we had finally managed to get on and nicked spaces off people that had been waiting for ages. more…

  • Re: Tullamore Fleadh 2008

    I must admit, I am competing, but it's not the norm for me. I prefer to enjoy the sessions and soak up the atmosphere, like you said Free Reed. We're staying outside of Tullamore - I thought about the campsite, but if the weather is anything like it is he... more…

  • Tullamore Fleadh 2008

    Evening. Just done a bit of searching on here (distracted from practising) and it seems like last year was a good year. I've never actually been to the Fleadh - I only vaguely remember passing through one years ago when I was a child. So what can I expect... more…

  • Re: Crehan’s in Drumcondra

    Thanks for all your directions and help. I reckon it's a taxi job unless I'm feeling brave! It's one thing finding your way on the IOM...! Somebody sent me a link actually for a programme on iplayer not so long ago. I think it was about the Crehan's. Orig... more…