Pippa’s twenty-seven comments

  • Re: The Burn Deviot

    I was just reading a book on Google Books, about the Roman Wall, and found a reference to a house called "Burn Deviot" (at https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=l7baCgAAQBAJ&pg=PT156&lpg=PT156&dq=deviot+burn&source=bl&ots=lbBeNkHXi5&sig=cpy5Z26H9j00hNQQfhO5... more…

  • Neil Taylor’s jig

    Just an update - on a couple of threads there's been mention of Neil Taylor's jig, written by Willy Taylor, with regret that no recordings of it were available since Harthope Burn went out of print; there's now a recording of their set Danse de Chez Nous... more…

  • Jimmy Little & Friends - “How Does It Gan?”

    I'd like to second Nicholas' comments - I was given a copy of the CD recently and keep coming back to it to remind me how rants should be played. Grand music. more…

  • Re: Mystery band on Northumberland Rant?

    I've been trying to lay hands on the correspondence I had some years ago with the man who put this CD together - I think what happened is that right at the last minute they decided the sound on the Danse de Chez Nous set wasn't as good as another track th... more…

  • It's by Martin Reese & Paul Thomson; Red Shift played it on their 1987 "Back in the Red". Great tune; I got obsessed with it last year when I heard Paul Burgess play it, then Flos; and no sign of a cure yet, I'm pleased to say. more…

  • Re: By Heart

    When I mentioned quite a few posts ago now the musicians who can pick a tune up really quickly, I wasn't thinking of the very experienced musicians who have so many of the patterns and phrases inside them already - I was referring to what Lazyhound called... more…

  • Re: By Heart

    As a former addict who's taken years to convert to ear playing, I sympathise and agree with much of what's been said on this thread. There's one other form of learning by ear that drives me mad though - someone in a session who can join in with the tune s... more…

  • Re: Sonny Murray – An Inspiration!

    Thanks very much for posting this, Bannerman - very much appreciated. A lovely tribute to a great musician. more…

  • Re: The Long Note Single Jig

    There's a brilliant version of the Long Note jig on Tony MacMahon's 'Traditional Irish Accordion' https://thesession.org/recordings/display/325 more…

  • Willy used to call this "Trad Jig", I don't think it's one he wrote. It's also called "Ann & Albert's Silver Wedding" - does anyone know when it got that name / who wrote it? more…