Woodwork’s nine comments

  • Tír Tairngiri

    A Máire Breatnach composition, in F# [minor/dorian/hexatonic] with that lovely leading G#. I learned it from Poppy Seeds' great arrangement off their record Close Shaved. more…

  • Eggs

    The final tune of "Deep Blue" off Avalanche. Sadly I do not know who the composer is and haven't found the liner notes with a cursory Google. Does someone else have them? more…

  • Re: An Draigheann

    Anyone have any idea where Alasdair White's B part in his version off An Clar Geal comes from? Totally different from how Peadar and others have recorded it. more…

  • Re: Looking for Turas go Tír na nÓg

    I'd sign a petition! Seems like one of the most cutting-edge players in trad (with one foot, at least) might not be all over re-releasing a 20-year-old recording though. more…

  • Looking for Turas go Tír na nÓg

    Hi all, more…

  • Re: Pea In The F-hole

    Fantastic tune. I learned it at Alasdair and Natalie's January 2017 workshop on Whidbey Island. They presented it there as a jig like X: 2, so I changed the classification above. more…

  • Re: Do you remember which was the first tune you learnt?

    Not the first tune I learned, but the one that got me hooked on the whole fiddle thing was definitely Morrison's jig. Something about the B section grabbed me like nothing else. more…

  • Re: Irish Bouzouki tuning doubts

    On the accompaniment side of things, the GDAd tuning lets you play some open chords that aren't really possible to play on the bouzouki otherwise (i.e. a 2-0-0-0 or 7-0-0-0 open D chord). So playing GDAe might reduce the distance to the high A and B, but ... more…

  • Knockdhu, X:2

    I learned this tune from a friend of mine who in turn learned it at a fiddle camp up in the Gulf Islands in B.C. The C arpeggio in the A section is what really caught my ear, and when I looked the tune up here and found the only setting had the c as an A ... more…