KJM’s forty-five comments

  • Re: What is your favorite story behind the creation of a trad tune?

    I always thought the story behind "Whistler at the Wake" was amusing. Another great Vincent Broderick tune. more…

  • Re: Hornpipes with more than 2 parts

    The Bantry Hornpipe more…

  • Little Katie Kearney, X:3

    An interesting setting of this tune from Leo Rowsome. It's in the Leo Rowsome Collection of Irish Music and a snippet of a recording of Leo playing it can be heard in the following documentary at around 14:15, after Paddy Maloney finishes speaking. more…

  • Muscraíoch

    The third of three polkas (Duibhneach, Luachrach, Muscraíoch) composed by Peadar Ó Riada on Triúr's third album, Omós. The set is called the "Three Legs in the Air Polkas". more…

  • Luachrach

    The second of three polkas (Duibhneach, Luachrach, Muscraíoch) composed by Peadar Ó Riada on Triúr's third album, Omós. The set is called the "Three Legs in the Air Polkas". more…

  • Duibhneach

    The first of three polkas (Duibhneach, Luachrach, Muscraíoch) composed by Peadar Ó Riada on Triúr's third album, Omós. The set is called the "Three Legs in the Air Polkas". more…

  • Diarmuid McGig

    A 10 bar jig, tune 245 from the Goodman Manuscripts. I learned a different setting (X:2), played double, from Patrick Hutchinson. more…

  • Re: pipemaker Sean Talty

    I think his pipes are based on his Leo Rowsome set, which was previously owned by Willie Clancy. more…

  • An Bríste Breídín

    I first heard this on the recording Séan Reid's Favourite by Jimmy O'Brien-Moran (https://thesession.org/recordings/1039). A very weird slip jig, the phrasing almost tricks you into thinking it's a double jig with 6 bars. You can hear Cormac Keegan playi... more…

  • Re: Leo Rowsome Reel ID

    I think it's this: more…