fiddlinggrapefruit’s sixty-three comments

  • Re: Irish music sessions in Paris?

    Well, The Quiet Man bar has closed recently, so the whole fabric of sessions in Paris is currently changing and not very organized for the moment. Open sessions take place at the Green Linnet on Saturday evenings (from 8:30 pm) but the general level isn… more…

  • Billy Brocker’s, X:9

    Mary Bergin’s setting (roughly), transposed in the key of D (she plays it on a Bb whistle). Of course the variations she plays on bars 8 and 11 probably don’t sound very delicate on any other instrument than a flute/whistle! more…

  • Re: I picked up some brilliant trad albums… at a MUJI (Japanese houseware store)

    Ooooh so that’s the story behind the Irish music I heard a while ago at a MUJI store in Paris… I had so many questions but I hadn’t had the idea of asking the salesperson. Thanks for the anecdote haha more…

  • Re: Identify a tune, can anyone help please?

    Hi, it’s a two-part version of The Morning Dew (edit: sorry, I didn’t see someone had already answered). more…

  • The Flowers Of Spring, X:2

    This is Dylan Foley & Dan Gurney’s setting on “Irish Music From The Hudson Valley”. Very well-balanced in terms of melody, and I find the use of the g sharp in the second part to be self-evident. more…

  • Tom Doherty’s, X:3

    This is Paddy O’Brien’s superb A dorian version on his album Mixing the Punch. more…

  • The Green Gowned Lass, X:4

    This is Mary McNamara’s setting on her album Traditional Music From East Clare. She plays it in F. Obviously I love how she falls back on the low D (low E in the G version) in the 2nd and 6th bars of the first part; that’s the melodic feature that ca… more…

  • Gathering Sheep, X:3

    This is Mulcahy family’s setting from their 2005 album, Notes From The Heart. more…

  • Re: Organization of tunes on a “cheat sheet”?

    I classify my tunebook (the physical one) by musical form and key. That means I’ve got some “jig pages”, and then some pages for reels, and some pages for polkas, etc; and inside the “Jigs” pages I’ve got 2 pages for the jigs in G, three for t… more…

  • The Dublin Porter, X:5

    An attempt at transcribing McEvoy/Ó Raghallaigh/Ó Raghallaigh’s setting on their album Comb Your Hair And Curl It. I love this lively and joyful reel. They play it one tone lower, so there might be some inaccuracies in my transcription, but I think th… more…