janglecrow’s one hundred and twenty comments

  • An Dro, X:4

    The gurdies in the video are in Cm. I transcribed it and transposed to Bm so it lies well on the fiddle. Em is a good fit too. Theirs is the best setting/rendering of the tune I've found. more…

  • An Dro 1st setting

    Stumbled upon this, learned it and transcribed it. Found the entry here hoping for a name. Yes, it does seem that an dros are more confusing than Irish tunes when it comes to naming them. It lies on the fiddle well in Bm and with identical finger pattern ... more…

  • Kerfank 1870, a.k.a. The Wren

    I searched Kerfank 1870 and most often found tunes that sounded like The Wren, a lovely an dro. more…

  • Tam’s Slow March, X:3

    Learned this after stumbling upon the Lori Watson video circa 2009 AD. Transcribed from her playing. The eighth notes are swung. Great tune and I really like the ways she plays it. more…

  • The Easter Harper

    This is note for note as it appears in Roche, Vol. 1. Like it a lot. Played it for decades. Dotted quarter = 68 - 80 seems to suit the tune well. Also appears in Traditional Tune Archive where it is acknowledged that Roche was the source. more…

  • The Dawning Of The Day, X:13

    Learned this from Robin Williamson's The Penny Whistle Book. It works well in D mixolydian too. more…

  • Ookpik Waltz composed by Frankie Rogers

    Frankie Rogers is playing his composition in a video posted above. I transcribed it best I could. Edited my ABCs and got the D.S. al Coda in the correct place this time. more…

  • Abe’s Retreat, X:3

    Learned this at Clifftop in West Virginia (Appalachian String Band Music Festival). Cross tuned AEAE. Lots of drones and doubling of the open Es and As. Played this often without cross tuning in old time jams in the States. more…

  • Taladh Chriosda

    Stumbled upon this version which I really like. They sing it in C mixolydian and I have transcribed it in the same key. It lies easily on the fiddle. Here it is in G mix for flute and Uilleann pipes. more…

  • The Dawning Of The Day

    O'Carolan tune I learned from O'Neill's, Miles Krassen, Oak Publications 1976. Different tune than The Dawning of the Day also found here. Quarter ~ 92 bpm is a nice tempo for this. more…