JimAman’s fifty-four comments

  • Brise Pied

    Picked up from Christophe Delage of Dreux, France. He described is as a tune which is played progressively faster, hence its name, which translates to "Who Breaks the Feet." A devilishly simple tune with lots of opportunities for ornamentation. more…

  • Farewell To Whalley Range, X:6

    This is a Bminor version taught to a recent whistle master class by Kevin Crawford. Mike McGoldrick's tune is lovely, anyway, but in this key, it fairly sings! There are two options for the wrap-around, either BAB or BAE, both of which work fine. more…

  • Re: The Fairies’

    If you are looking for companion tunes, irishtune.info lists four which have fit that bill in the past: more…

  • The Gentle Maiden, X:5

    This is the version transcribed in "O'Neill's Music of Ireland" (1,850 melodies) - #282, p. 49. Although it is only slightly different, I post it to keep the record complete. more…

  • Connie The Soldier, X:20

    This is the version Micho Russell play on the album "Rarities & Old Favorites 1949-1993." He calls it by one of the alternate names, "The Battle of Fontenoy." more…

  • Removing a Set

    Creating a set is easy enough. Two questions: (1) Any way to rename a set? (2) Any way to remove a set? more…

  • Lucy And Winnie

    Written by Kevin Branigan, this slow reel should be played at 112/quarter note. It was written for two young girls here in the Chicago area who are battling mitochrondrial disease. Our band has helped with fundraisers for them. The song is a tribute to th... more…

  • Piss Upon The Grass, X:4

    I found this sweet little jig at the ITMA website (port.itma.ie) in "Eight Original Irish Dances never before printed with Basses for the Piano-Forte & with Proper Figures for Dancing Book 1 & 2"; published in Dublin by Maurice Himes in 1804. It diff... more…

  • Re: Cayim’s

    The system dropped the rest of the proper name: Cayim's Slide. more…

  • Endless Winter Slide

    This slide was composed in 2018 by Kevin Branigan, guitarist/vocalist for The Dirty Wellies, a Chicago-based trad Irish band. The band plays it as the second tune in a slide set started by another of Kevin's tunes, "Cayim's Slide." If you use this slide,... more…