Shindigger’s seven comments

  • Re: Liam Childs on The Good Tune

    The very wonderful Kevin Lees and Sebastian Bloch have an excellent rendering at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXSA4iT56cA more…

  • Update

    No regular singing session but the early shift tune-players get started around 8.30pm most weeks now. more…

  • Re: Calling it "Celtic" instead of "Traditional"

    The post starting this says: "The original Irish dance form, the Carole, actually arrived from Crete with the Harp well before the Anglo invasion (see A History of Irish Music by William H. Grattan Flood). The only genuinely Irish dance form hypothesized ... more…

  • Re: Calling it "Celtic" instead of "Traditional"

    I'd always assumed that 'reel' was a corruption of 'quadrille.' I can't find any support for this though. According to Wikipedia: Quadrille --in the 17th century, within military parades, in which four horsemen made square-shaped figures. The word is pr... more…

  • Friday session in Basel

    Looks as if this is no longer happening, but the word from an Irish rugby player in Pickwicks bar (Basel) was to try the Lord Nelson on a Wednesday night instead. Can't vouch for it myself, I have to leave before Wednesday. But if you're in Edinburgh an... more…

  • Wed 9pm Diggers session alive and well.

    Just confirming that the session in the Diggers on Wednesday, from 9pm, is thriving! Last post, about Tuesday, Argyll bar?----shome mishtake surely?? more…

  • Moved again—temporarily

    The session is now in the Oxford Bar, 8 Young Street, after the West End started calling time at 10.15pm! Once the soundproofing is sorted out, we'll be back in the Diggers--but this is builders time, so who knows when? If in doubt email Niall as above, o... more…