gael northey’s twenty comments

  • Re: An Comhra Donn

    This is a nice dance tune. In the rural USA it got the name "Grasshopper Sittin on a Sweet Potato Vine". And the lyrics given to it on the plantations are more fun than An Comhra Donn. more…

  • Re: Tom Sullivan’s

    Ceolachan - It's a pleasure to see your tunes again and I hope you're doing well. Kindly take a look at "Tommy Sullivan's Hornpipe" on this site. Those guys liked their music lively. And it seems a good tune lasts longer - anyway I'm pleased to see you... more…

  • Re: Betty Black

    I'm very pleased to see you round and about mr c. Your tunes have given me much delight over the years. I wish several things for you and luck is the least of them. more…

  • Tommy Sullivan’s

    Tommy Sullivan was born in Ireland in 1860 and immigrated to Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, probably as a teenager. He married in 1888 and lived in a village known as Lakefield, Ontario. Mrs. Sullivan was a folk singer. The local history record notes ... more…

  • Applesauce

    That's delightful - who knows what might turn when you get into the sauce. more…

  • Re: A Sense of Humour in the music

    It may be just the title on the link below - or my depraved sense of amusement - but this makes me smile. And the players are enjoying it as well. That adds to my sense of civilized homespun entertainment. But if you want to dance, we need to follow it ... more…

  • Re: A Sense of Humour in the music

    Co'mon guys - when I mentioned Doug Kershaw I thought I was being a little extreme, just to make the point. Maybe humour in music is a misinterpretation for - just "fun". I think Ceo and Al and Low and Earvin and Joe, were initially thinking of somethin... more…

  • Re: A Sense of Humour in the music

    I read this discussion because I was intrigued by the subject title, and instinctively knew that ceolachan was in it somewhere - with both feet. I can't add much to the obvious wisdom and experience that has been mentioned because my experience and abili... more…

  • Joanie’s

    This tune could be a test for several problems - play it for the subject and if they don't dance or smile, the diagnosis is pretty clear. more…

  • St. Lawrence Jig

    Go to www.youtube.com and see Abbie's Favourite Jig played by Bruce Osborne. The first part is note for note. I love both tunes and they dance well. Try them along with The Old Red Barn. Abbie Anderson apparently did Abbie's Favourite in St. Catha... more…