Eubonian’s one hundred and seventy-eight comments

  • Cucanandy

    I just realised I posted a version of this tune called Colbagh Breck (Speckled Heifer) six years ago, and for some reason posted it as a separate tune. It’s a nice variation of those posted here if you’re interested! more…

  • Thurot

    This is a different tune to Haste to the Wedding, called Thurot in the Isle of Man. The connection is that both tunes were used for the ballad The Siege of Carrickfergus, about François Thurot (if you want to know more about the history behind the balla… more…

  • Haste To The Wedding

    I came across a reference to this tune while reading about the French Captain François Thurot. Thurot commanded a small squadron of ships during the seven years war between Britain and France (1756 - 1763) and took Carrickfergus in 1760. He was being f… more…

  • Ta Dick Veg Er Yannoo Mie/The Wind that Shakes the Barley

    NB: the slide version is tune 13111 on the session as “The Wind that Shakes the Barley. more…

  • Ta Dick Veg Er Yannoo Mie

    The story behind this tune having one or two parts is that, during the 1980’s and 90’s, I was a regular at the session in the Whitehouse pub session in Peel, Isle of Man. This session was important in providing a focal point for the traditional music rev… more…

  • Charlie O’Neill’s, X:3

    This begins in Bmin and moves to Gmaj. Collected with the title Donegal Highland. Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch. more…

  • The Fermanagh, X:3

    This version was collected with the title Fermanagh Highland. Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch. more…

  • O’Connell’s Farewell To Dublin, X:2

    A lovely, haunting, 12/8 march in E dorian. This setting is no repeats like X:1 (but the tune repeats in both parts anyway). Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt … more…

  • The Blackbird, X:7

    Taken from ‘A Fine Selection of Over 200 Irish Traditional Tunes for Sessions’, compiled by David Speers with a Forward by Matt Cranitch. I had to change this slightly by adding the 3/2 bar in the first part. A curious one this, with many related tunes.… more…

  • Re: Session Wreckers

    Unfortunately, some people don’t have the self awareness to know they’re causing a disruption, but, also having been the “host”, I agree that having a quiet word quite often goes a long way towards resolving a wrecking situation, and can even help the off… more…