Kevin Rietmann’s nine hundred and eighty-five comments
- Re: Music For The Sets Volume 1: Round The House
The Return Of Spring, X:9
This is a polka, always has been a polka, always will be. The source recordings for the settings here called it a polka, it sounds like a polka, but C submitted it as a barndance, for the usual inscrutable reasons. So I've changed that, and added a sett... more…
Chief O’Neill’s Favourite, X:6
Printed in the of December 2003 issue of NPU's journal An Píobaire, this was written out by the piper Brother Gildas, he of Port An Bhráthar fame. His name for it was "The True Lovers’ Hornpipe." Seán Donnelly found the manuscript. I've always loa... more…
Re: Alec Finn R.I.P.
A friend told me last Sunday that he and Frankie had patched up their differences, it was a new start etc. Had no idea Alec was ill. He's always been my favorite bouzouki player - who would deny that he was great at it - yet did anyone ever follow him i... more…
Re: The Telegraph Jig
Thanks a million Kenny! Mama's Pet jig it is. CreadurMawnOrganig sent me his transcription same time as you posted, too. more…
The Telegraph Jig
Is there another name for this first tune: http://douglowder.com/PloughRecordings/telegraph-chicago-boysofthetown-20120304.mp3 It's part of another set with the same tunes at the Plough Recordings site, also from a session with Athena Tergis, so maybe i... more…
Re: For Sale - Interesting 8 Key French Flute.
That's much like my Martin Freres 8 key, which is by far the easiest flute I've ever played - it's what I play when I bother, since I mostly play the banjo with other people. Mine is also cocus with lined sockets which needed repairing; yours is fancier ... more…
- Re: Paddy Kelly’s
Re: How do you remember all your tunes?
I hear music in my head - different recordings, even different dubs of the same thing. I know all the titles and form associations with them, somehow. I don't have too many distractions in life, though, very simple job and no family. The people I know ... more…
Re: Have the popular tunes “always” been so popular?
"He lists sixteen recordings, and the first is in 1974." That site certainly needs updating, then. Piper Patrick Fitzpatrick recorded the Kesh before Killoran too, calling it the Comedy Maid, I transcribed that for this site. I think his record came ou... more…