JHowley’s one hundred and six comments

  • Re: McNamara’s Pub

    Now 7:30-10:30pm on Tuesdays, led by Dennis "Doc" Botzer & a rotating cast of co-hosts. more…

  • Re: Teresa Halpin’s

    Treasa Ní Alpín (Teresa Halpin) was a renowned champion fiddler, fiddle-book author, dancer, and dance composer from Limerick and, later, Waterford. She recorded on wax cylinders and 78s, but unfortunately only a couple of recordings remain extant. He... more…

  • 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…