Brad Wilson’s twenty-one comments

  • Re: Fibber McGees

    I helped start the Fibber's session 5 years ago. I no longer live in Dubai, but I believe it still happens. Declan O'Sullivan is a well-known musician in the area and plays Fibber's regularly. If there's a session, he'll be involved. Contact the pub for i... more…

  • Not a variant on Joanie Madden tune

    This is an original tune written by my wife Debbie. She wrote it as an ending for her song "Land of Opportunity" recorded on her 1997 CD entitled "Root and Wings". I can state with great certainty that any similarity to a Joanie Madden tune is complete co... more…

  • Breith Chriosd

    My wife and I are looking at her CD liner notes for this tune ... it came from a collection called An Laoidhean Nollaig that she learned when she was at Sabhal Mor Ostaig on Skye. Noone at the school knew the origin of the song at that time. I don't see t... more…

  • Session times

    The session runs from 6:30-8:30 pm every Tuesday. more…

  • Am vs Cmaj

    All versions I've heard have chords C Am F G, which is clearly Cmaj. Looking at the melody alone it's easy to think it's in Amin since a C doesn't show up until the 3rd measure - but the fun nature of the song speaks a major key to me. btw - does anyone k... more…

  • Chords by the Dubliners

    These chords are the way the Dubliners play it more…

  • Session shutdown

    Unfortunately, management decided that Irish trad music has no place in an Irish pub. Check out the other sessions in Los Angeles area - it's a great group of musicians. more…

  • Source

    It was written by my wife, Debbie Brewin-Wilson. She plays it on harp. more…

  • No category for slow air

    This tune is a slow air in 4/4, but only reel, hornpipe and barndance will give a 4/4 time signature. <sigh> more…

  • Baloo, Lammy

    A 17th century Scots carol, some of the words are attributed to John Wedderburn (1567). The full original title was "Ane Sang of the birth of Christ," from James, John and Robert Wedderburn's Ane Compendium Buik of Godly and Spirituall Sangis (1567). It w... more…