JimAman’s forty-nine comments

  • 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…

  • Cayim’s

    A slide written in 2018 by Kevin Branigan, guitarist/vocalist for The Dirty Wellies, a Chicago-based trad Irish band. This is the lead tune in a slide set with "Endless Winter Slide." Posted here with the permission of the composer. If you use it, please... more…

  • Re: The Little Black Pea

    Thanks very much. I couldn't tell, even after listening to Micho several times, whether he was saying "pea" or "pig." I finally decided, incorrectly as it turns out, that it was the former. more…

  • The Little Black Pea

    Scored from a recording on RTE of Micho Russell playing the tune. I have not been able to locate the tune anywhere, either in recorded or scored form. Micho played it in an AB structure, but I find it sounds just as good in the traditional AABB format. more…

  • The Little Black Pea

    I heard a recording of Micho Russell playing this jig on a RTE video posted on YouTube. I cannot find the tune anywhere, though. I will post it to thesession today but am hoping someone reading this may know something of the tune's provenance and struct... more…

  • Belltable

    Found (thanks to a friend) in "O'Flaherty Irish Music Retreat 100 Jigs & Reels" but not on this site. more…