Cyril Johnson’s nineteen comments

  • The Tattoo

    Taken from 25 years of Celtic music CD set. Tune follows The Okarina. Very different couple of tunes. more…

  • The Okarina

    Taken from 25 years of Celtic music double CD. I found this very tricky to transcribe and maintain the correct phrasing . The first part seems to be in 7/8 but the B part seems to be in 8/8 apart from the last bar which reverts back to 7/8. On the CD this... more…

  • Cock n Bull

    Essentially a traditional Celtic tune session but flexible enough to accommodate songs and music of other genres. Session kicks off at 4.00pm every Sunday. Visiting musicians welcome. more…

  • Re: The Royal Oak Hotel

    New owners now and session still going strong. more…

  • Re: McGinty’s

    How a session should be - more…

  • Re: Verina

    Thanks swisspiper for posting correct tune title. more…

  • Verina

    This tune is the first of a set of two tunes under the name Verina from the album Tierra by Felpeyu. I doubt if "Verina" is therefore the actual traditional title. I have transcribed it as a three part jig although it probably has only two parts, the seco... more…

  • Re: Sincere question. Not intended to cause trouble…

    One person's new tune is another's old tune. more…

  • The Tammienorrie

    This is the first tune of the medley on Shooglenifty’s Venus in Tweeds. Hard to find any other versions of this, so I am not sure whether or not this is a traditional tune. Anyway, I hope this transcription comes close. more…

  • Re: The Nightingale

    Great session. Enthusiastic locals. I recently spent two months in London and called in every Wednesday. Always friendly and welcoming. As well as coming away with a bag of nice tunes they accommodated a few of my favourites. Special thanks to Mick Bailey... more…