deborah moffatt’s seventeen comments

  • Re: The Fickle Lad

    This tune is also known as "garcon volange" and was published in Kerr's (First volume). It's a quadrille tune, known in many countries. A Donegal friend once told me that the first part would be played one more time each time through; something to do w... more…

  • Re: The Raphoe

    I believe this tune was composed by Martin McGinley himself. more…

  • Re: The Boys Of Sligo

    The tune "The Raphoe Reel was composed by Martin McGinley himself, I believe. more…

  • Re: In Memory Of Coleman

    It's worth looking at the setting of this tune in the Reavy collection made by his son...there are some F sharps and a G natural that make a huge difference, though hard to play. Whether Reavy himself intended those notes or not, I can't say. Just...it'... more…

  • Re: Johnston’s

    Can anyone tell me what name Will Starr had for this tune? Interesting that it is sometimes called Saint Johnston's which could suggest that it came out (or came to be known) from someone associated with Perth or Perthshire. I believe it's also on a La... more…

  • Re: The Hungry Rocks

    This one was recorded on Hill 16 ...Paddy O' Brien (Ireland/America) accordion, a banjo player, and singer whose names I forget. Great record and lovely tune. It's also in Ceol Rince na h-Eireann 1, but the version here is closer to the one on the Hill ... more…

  • Re: Farewell To Cailroe

    This tune is also good in G (heard a box player from Ardrahan play it that way) and also in D - which does suit the flute and whistle! more…

  • Belfast Traveller

    I have this tune from the playing of Josephine Keegan, in C. A transcription of her version is in Ceol Rince na h-Eireann 3. more…

  • Kevin Loughlin’s jig

    This appears on Josephine Keegan's album, "Irish Traditional Music" SOLP 1044 (Outlet), and she played it after Jimmy McHugh's (Eminor). Great stuff. Loughlin made at least one album for Outlet, which I found in a car boot sale in Auchtermuchty in about... more…

  • the cricket’s march over the saltbax

    There is a tune in the second Kerr's (the blue cover) called "Idlewild" which is this same tune, more or less, in 2/4 or 4/4, more like a clog. Larry's version is better! more…