JHowley’s one hundred and four comments

  • Re: Gan Ainm

    Err, and when I say Els', I really mean all of those near-identical barndances/flings/schottisches (Kafoozalum, Will You Marry Me, etc.). Wouldn't want any of them to feel left out. more…

  • Re: Gan Ainm

    Thanks, Jeff and Nigel! I think it must be a D version of Els' Barndance. I learned it from DC fiddler Bob Spates at Nanny O'Brien's Pub many years ago, and he may have picked it up on one of his visits to Glencolmcille. It also seems like a barndance ... more…

  • The Fox On The Town, X:8

    A local version from DC, resembling what's heard in this recording of local flute player Elaine Thompson: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVauK_sUOHY more…

  • X:5

    This is approximately how I've heard it played locally in the DC area. Probably most influenced by the version on Music at Matt Molloy's. Note that it's done as a single reel. more…

  • Fermanagh

    Allegedly from Co. Fermanagh, learned from flute player Brendan Bell (formerly of DC, now of LA). more…

  • Gan Ainm

    Allegedly from Co. Fermanagh, learned from flute player Brendan Bell (formerly of DC, now of LA). more…

  • Re: The Dregs Of Birch

    Tania Elizabeth - can you tell us the story of the tune title? more…

  • COVID-19 pandemic: seisiun substitutes?

    In places where pubs are closed and people are instructed to avoid socializing (which is most places), how to keep up with music? Much social interaction has shifted to video chats, but the latency/delay problem prohibits playing in sync. (I've tried it... more…

  • McNamara’s Pub

    12:00n - 3:00pm on Sundays. There's a rotating schedule of seisiun hosts. more…

  • Re: Sully’s

    Odd that no one has transcribed Tony Sullivan's original version in D, with which Lúnasa (innovative stylists that they are) took some liberties... more…