grymater’s one hundred and eighty-two comments

  • The Edenderry

    Yes, there's another reel on here called "The Edenderry" (and it's duplicated, to boot), but this one is different--and much better. (I'm the one who posted the original from O'Neill's.) My obsession with Edenderry, Co. Offaly led me to an image of this... more…

  • New setting

    OK, because I'm anal retentive, a huge pain in the arse, and obsessed with this tune, I took the O'Driscoll recording, transcribed it and transposed down by two intervals--by a step, I hope--and came up with the new, session-friendly setting in D that is ... more…

  • Name Change!

    Apparently, this one isn't Brady's after all...although the real name doesn't remove it's ambiguity: There are a billion tunes called "Eddie Kelly's" as well. more…

  • Re: the ten commandaments of sessions(with apologies to the Old Testament)

    Hmmm...it's just like the actual 10 Commandments (no offense, jig): more…

  • Re: Earliest experiences of The Session?

    Making an absolute, down-to-the-ground, horse's ar*se of myself. more…

  • I don't know for sure, but it's likely...there are a few tunes named for him. more…

  • A composition by Brendan Mulvihill (I hope he doesn't mind me posting it). I transcribed it from his playing where he pairs it with Cock and the Hen: more…

  • I got this tune from an unpublished(?) collection of tunes assembled by Martin Mulvihill, but to hear it in it's glory, get your hands on Brendan Mulvihill's CD "Flax in Bloom" and try to assemble all the nice touches he puts to it. more…

  • Another version, and a third part

    Trans. from playing of Brendan Mulvihill. He said there are many settings of this tune out there, but this is his favorite. He says he got it from the very old, out-of-print Joyce collection of tunes (pub. 1840?). more…

  • Re: National Spelling Bee contestant

    Jason, your tact never ceases to amaze me. A true gentleman as ever I've met. I would've had a few other "improper" things to say, but I'm not half the man nor musician you are. more…