sixholes’s three hundred and twenty-nine comments

  • Re: Irish Cultural Centre

    Goes on a summer pause during August. more…

  • Re: Gertie Brownes

    As of July 2022, not a session but a gig, with some bits of trad in it. more…

  • Re: Lough Mountain

    I've heard it played with the following small, but very effective, variation in the last line: more…

  • Lough Mountain, X:7

    From https://thesession.org/recordings/6041 more…

  • English trad sessions

    I've had a listen to a Dave Swarbrick record, which is very unusual for me as I am really listening almost exclusively to Irish trad and have been doing so for years. Now, the whole world of "English trad" is unknown to me, but I have heard that such a t... more…

  • Syncopation

    Sean Reid, in commentary on Leo Rowsome's playing, refers to possible syncopation at various spots in the turn of the tune (i.e., part B). I'm wondering if someone could elaborate on what he had in mind? more…

  • Re: Songs and Waltzes.

    I recall that Ceili bands will often accompany waltz dances with a song. Then the song would have to be sung (and acommpanied) in strict waltz time and not in "slow, non-rythmic" way that you might associate with songs. more…

  • Answers

    Is there a point in answering your own question from 16 years ago? Well, as I'm already here... The first turned out to be originally a jig, it's in O'Neill's as The Limerick Tinker. The 2nd I later realized was a single-jig version of the famous Chic... more…

  • Re: Come Under My Dimity

    Isn't it the same as Táimse in Arrears, which is also a song? more…

  • The Rambling Pitchfork, X:12

    Well, as there are already 11 settings, why not a 12th. From the Ballinakill Traditional Players' 1931 recording. more…