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  • St Martin L’ars, Vienne 86350

    Music gigs - south of Poitiers more…

  • Re: An Crúiscín Lán

    Alas we haven’t played in this pub in many a year. Not since the TV was put in to the front bar. more…

  • Re: Saely Kelly

    It’s actually by Thomas Connollon but Turlough O’Carolan created the song-texts. The tune was written down by a (very young) Bunting and there are several versions extant. more…

  • Re: Jerry’s Pipe

    Confusing - This is NOT Jerry’s Jig but Jerry’s Pipe Jig. more…

  • An Slipear Airgid - The Sliver Slipper jig

    I came across the tune-name An Slipear Airgid or The Sliver Slipper jig in a book by Sabastian Barry (The Temporary Gentleman; pg 36 Faber & Faber 2014 ) and though I used to be something of a jig afficionado I don’t recall that name. more…

  • Re: Planxty Hewlett

    I once heard an eminent musicologist claim that Planxty was a word that the English used trying to pronounce Fáilte, (Welcome) more…

  • The King Jig

    I learnt this with my brother Gerry from our uncle/cousin (I was never sure) Paddy O’Connor - a piper. more…

  • Posting tunes

    I;ve loads of tunes I could post but I can’t/won’t muck about with alphabety-spaghetti ABC as it doesn’t do anybody nor the tunes justice. more…

  • A-version in ‘dots’

    Hi I put in the alphabety-spagetti form but got the message back informing me; more…

  • The Dandy Dancer

    Am I the only one that hears the ghost of Father O’Flynn here?? more…