Steve T’s nine hundred and thirty-three comments

  • Langstrom’s Pony, X:8

    A bit of a variation on the fourth part suitable for Scottish smallpipes and the likes in A mix, just to loose that C nat. This tune is easily adaptable in its entirety without anything being lost or getting unrecogniseable. A personal favourite. more…

  • Sleepy Maggie, X:9

    I’m adding this version for a friend of mine at a local session who wants to learn this tune. As I have the dubious privilege of being currently the only person there who plays this I have not had to bother about whether this is a standard version or wh… more…

  • Re: The Old Woman’s Dance

    thesession.org does it again. This tune has been haunting me ever since I heard Brighde Chaimbeul play this on her unbelievable “ Reeling “ release. I’ve got the memory of a gold fish at times and tunes surface and go and float around and every now … more…

  • Re: The Little Cascade

    This fantastic tune has just popped up again in this weeks BBC Scotland Pipeline show ( 10/03/22 as I write ). There is pretty much a definitive history of the tune and an interesting note on the key signature too, not that that makes a lot of difference … more…

  • Re: Punk and Folk

    Not doing the recovered addict thing here at all. I had my fun and those days in that form are gone. more…

  • Punk and Folk

    I was, in younger days prone to a little bit of criminally fueled madness and a lot of extreme punk and hard rock music. These loveable character traits have mostly stayed with we all my life. Personally for me the status quo, a much loved band of my yout… more…

  • Re: Scottish vs Irish tradition

    Trust me, it’s not more…

  • Re: Scottish vs Irish tradition

    Scottish trad music is just so formal and the only thing that saves it is it’s not Irish more…

  • Re: Private Instruction for the Whistle and Scottish Smallpipes

    Hi, most of the smallpipe teaching events I am aware of are organised through the Lowland and Border Piping Society and happen either as regular meets in Glasgow or specific teaching weekends which are run a couple of times a year. The pipe maker Ian Kinn… more…

  • Re: Tin Whistle with 3 octave

    I play the type of pipes that just have a single octave. It can be a real disappointment when realising that there is not any good way to play a tune that I really like, especially when there are just 1 or 2 key notes that just slip beyond the range. I ha… more…