JD’s three hundred and fifty comments

  • Re: Public Domain research

    The Irish Traditional Music Archive in Dublin has a system devised by Brendan Breathnach where the first two bars of a tune can be codified numerically by representing the intervals of the structural tones as a number using the tonic note as one. If you e... more…

  • Re: Any hints on remembering “start tags”?

    Relate the tunes to other pieces of information. This approach reflects the mind mapping techniques so perhaps look into them. more…

  • Re: TG4 Advertisment

    Hi Power27, more…

  • Tune Context

    This tune is posted in response to a request from a discussion here. I wrote it for a TV add campaign for TG4 based on the theme The More You Look, The More you See. more…

  • Re: classical crossover

    1. In trad, what is written as quavers are not played as straight quavers but rather swung with the first quaver within a crotchet receiving more weight than the second. It's best to learn this by ear. Martin Hayes is good to listen to here. If anyone her... more…

  • Altan with The RTE Concert Orchestra

    This concert features orchestrations by Fiachra Trench of select pieces from Altan's repertoire of recorded pieces. Altan have just finished recording an album of orchestral arrangements and this forthcoming concert on August 14th will be filmed for a pos... more…

  • Re: Tansey’s new book?

    According to the man himself, there's only one place in the country that sells them now and that's in Limerick... just don't know the shop... more…

  • Re: Pietro Mario Boxes

    Hi, more…

  • Re: “You can do anything to Music, it doesn’t mind”

    You can do anything to music, it really doesn't mind; only people mind. So to avoid complications with people, I simply don't call any departures I make traditional Irish traditional music. I only play tourishional music. It's way more fun anyhow :) more…

  • Re: Matt2 & tansey

    Congrats Bryan!!! more…