Flyer Nyhan’s fifteen comments

  • Re: The Rakes Of Mallow

    The RAKES OF MALLOW was an 18th century group of Militia or Yeomen, from the Mallow area of North County Cork. The North Cork militia ( pro English Govt. and Union ) were notorious for their cruelty during the rising of 1798 in County Wexford (Pitch-capp... more…

  • Re: Far From Home

    Not many references to the wonderful Enlish Guitarist and Singer Nic Jones on this site, but he was also an outstanding fiddle player !! I have a very, VERY old tape (cassette) recording of Nic Jones rattling along to this tune on fiddle + guitar - It ... more…

  • Fasten The Leg In Her - Meaning Of This Title

    I played many's a time with Johnny O'Leary who often played this tune, and called it "Fasten the leg in her". more…

  • HAIR (?) in the corn ?

    Is this a result of increasing "urbanisation" or wha ??? It should read "HARE in the Corn" (a little, fluffy thing, that looks a bit like an oversized, long eared, rabbit, and lives in what are known as fields). Also, this tune KEEPS getting confused w... more…

  • John Brosnan’s Reel

    John was about 14 (I think) when he composed this reel. Catch him in Killarney, where he plays most weeks - winter and summer !! more…

  • Dawley’s Delight

    This also appears on Jimmy Crowley's & Stoker's Lodge Album "Camphouse Ballads" - more…

  • Connie O’Connell’s Jig - Track 5

    The link here is incorrect, as it takes you to THE TORN JACKET Reel. In fact, the jig that Seamus and Jackie played, was another (sweet) version of "The Two And Six Penny Girl". more…

  • Ril Gan Ainm

    Ril Gan Ainm = Reel without a name !!!!! more…

  • Jimmy O’Brien’s Jig

    I've always known this as THE GREEN FIELDS OF AMERICA. Most of the lads here in West Cork, know it by this name as well .... but .... hey ...what do we know way down here !!!! more…

  • Donal

    No way ! Donal was NEVER 5 - EVER !!!!! more…