joHn Kennedy Jr’s twelve comments

  • Re: An Buachaillin Dreoite

    The Fiddle Case does a lovely version of this on their CD Write Me A Letter, with Adam Shapiro on fiddle. I'm fond of "The Knackered Lad" as a translation. A name should have in it poetry, and that does. B more…

  • Ned Coleman’s

    John Williiam's has another tune recorded under this same name along after The Rakes of Clonmel and The Kilitimagh Jig . . . . . more…

  • Ned Coleman’s

    The link above to the biography is dead, alas. more…

  • A Tribute To Michael Tubridy

    Lovely tune . . . a lot going on here. Aine is a wonderful composer. I recommend her CD, the Tune Foundary. This is the second tune in track 1 on that CD. more…

  • Re: Fiddler’s Hearth

    Sunday sessions have been moved to second Sundays, starting about 3 PM . . . and then playing for dancers from 4-6 PM. more…

  • Back Of The Change House = The Change House in Kerr’s Merry Melodies

    A version of this called The Change House appears in Kerr's Merry Melodies for Violin, cerca 1875. It is listed as a reel, part of a set for dancing that includes Jessie Smith as a Strathpey. It's definitely the same tune,, but without the syncopation .... more…

  • Re: Fiddler’s Hearth

    The sessions are now starting around 7 PM. As of 2019, and I’m posting this in March 2020. We still go until 10 o’clock, sometimes later. There is a fiddler’s hearth Monday night session group on Facebook. more…

  • Re: Walking The Dog

    Yes, Áine Heslin composed this. The Tunes Foundry is a wonderful recording, all original compositions. Gorgeous playing, well arranged, great tunes. more…

  • Regal Octophone

    I recently bought one that had been taking up space on the floor of a local music store for the previous 18 months. I was there to pick up a guitar that was being worked on and had an hour to kill. It caught my eye and I ended up buying it, thinking th... more…

  • Liscannor …LaHinch …Ennis … Isnagh …

    Music every night for two weeks with friends, some of whom I had not yet met. more…