Jim Stetson’s twenty-four comments

  • What does O’ Carolan’s music have in common with rap?

    They are both available in "clean" and "explicit" versions. Yup, I had downloaded my copy of the Complete Works from the iTunes Store and found that tune 204 is listed as "Var. On the Scottish Air - C**k Up Your Beaver." I guess Amazon is selling the exp... more…

  • Complete Works of O’ Carolan for $8.99 at Amazon

    I don't know if this was posted by anyone else. If so, I'm sorry but I searched but didn't see anything. This is a great deal. more…

  • The Corn Stack

    I transcribed this from Martin O'Brien's 'An Crann Carraige' CD (2006). He plays it with Miss MacDonald's Reel. This is a different Corn Stack from the one Mary MacNamara plays on 'Anglo International'. I like the pace of this and the range. more…

  • Re: Musical Peacekeeping

    Ha-ha, yes P-K, I just read that thread. Glad I missed that broadcast. more…

  • Re: Musical Peacekeeping

    The US used music as a weapon when they invaded Panama in 1989. Loud rock-and-roll was played 24 hours a day until Manuel Noriega surrendered. I believe this was just a terrestrial test application of a more much more awesome weapon that used technology t... more…

  • Re: irishified led zeppelin

    Not ITM, but there is a whole series of Bluegrass covers of Rock classics called "Pickin' On ..." more…

  • Re: John Allan Cameron: Celtic godfather dies

    I'm sorry to hear this news. I met him at the Celtic Colors Festival in 2003 when John Allen and his wife stopped by the inn where we were staying. He was looking for some friends of theirs who checking in later that day. We didn't know who he was and did... more…

  • Condon’s Frolics

    Condon's Frolics doesn't sound at all like Castletown Conners. more…

  • Re: ITM on DVD?

    There is a nice three-disc recording of highlights from the Celtic Roots Festival in Goderich, Ontario, Canada. (Includes Gearoid O'hAllmhurain and Michael O'Raghallaigh on disc 3): more…

  • Re: Favourite names for Bands?

    These aren't names of celtic bands but, as band names, I like "The Fabulous Superlatives" (a country western band) and "The Swingin' Utters" (a punk band). Unfortunately, like those who named Google, whoever named the Utters screwed up by misspelling the... more…