Jerome McGuinness’s four comments

  • Re: Bastard In F Sharp Minor

    If this tune is an An Dro, (there are so many of them so it could be) it sounds a lot more Breton with a G natural instead of a G sharp (at least to my ear). If you listen to Breton bands like Pennou Skoulm or Startijenn you'll hear a few tunes with stran... more…

  • Re: English traditional and folk music

    Kenny, Christy and Trish, I have since learned that King of the Fairies and Fairy Dance are actually Irish, but I was under the impression that they were English at the time of writing the comment. But fair dos - I was wrong on that one. I'm pretty sure t... more…

  • Re: English traditional and folk music

    English folk music definitely does exist, it is just that Irish & Scottish tunes & songs tend to be far more favoured over English ones in sessions. Here's a list of English tunes you could look up: Hunting the Hare, The Fairy Dance, Morpeth Rant, Constan... more…

  • Nantwich Fair

    This is an English tune from my home county which I learnt quite while back from my old violin teacher. It is named after an event that takes place in a town which neighbours my own. I hope people don't mind me posting an English tune to the website, espe... more…