JimAman’s fifty-nine comments

  • Re: Lanigan’s Pub

    The longest running continual session in Chicago, this session continues with the memory of Kevin Henry, Malachy Touhy, and Albert Neary strongly present. Note the earlier starting time of 5 pm. more…

  • Golden Jubilee

    I found this commented as a traditional Irish song. But I've also seen the cover of published sheet music from many decades ago noting the composer as "Marie Doherty." Having searched many trad tune sites and not finding it anywhere, at this point it's ... more…

  • Recording

    No clue how to add a recording to this tune, but there is one on YouTube by more…

  • Re: The Tailor’s Twist

    I picked this up from Brian Hughes's album "This Day 20 Years" following Fly By Night in a set. It is a really nice whistle tune which will test your fingering skills. more…

  • Re: Fly By Night

    I picked this up from Brian Hughes's album "This Day 20 Years" leading a set followed by The Tailor's Twist. It is a devilish little tune on the whistle, for sure. more…

  • 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…