greg shiels’s thirteen comments

  • Re: Theme Vannitaise

    Just for the record, Jean Choucun , of Tri Yann, confirms that he wrote this tune, along with other members of the band. more…

  • Re: Irish music in England in the 19C

    I know that Jane Austin wrote the first 15 chapters then abandoned the story. It was subsequently, erm, enhanced by various others up to the present day. I have no idea who gave what to the creation of the rest of story. I like your analogy, though. more…

  • Irish music in England in the 19C

    Last night I suffered my wife watching an adaptation of a Jane Austinish novel, Sanditon. This is set in South West England in the early 19C. There was a ball depicted that seemed to have had a rather contemporary sounding Irish band. Does anyone know if ... more…

  • Re: Jenny Pluck Pears

    Ignore my chords.I forgot to take them out. You don't need them more…

  • Re: Jenny Pluck Pears

    For the sake of completeness, this is how I transcribed the bare bones of the intro and the outro to the Leveret setting on New Anything. more…

  • Re: Mazurka Des Écoliers De Saint Genest

    Just to clarify, this is Mazurka Des Écoliers De Saint Genest, aka Mazurka Giles Chabenat, performed by Warme Garnas. more…

  • Re: The Oyster Wife’s Rant

    Just for interest, this tune goes back a long way. It's found in the 6th vol. of Aird's Airs (1803) in a very similar form to some of those versions above. It can't have have been a new tune then. more…

  • Re: The Hesleyside

    Odd how much dissing there is of a tune which gets them rocking in the aisles, when played right. more…

  • Re: Bonnie Charlie

    See, also more…

  • Re: The Weavers’ March

    The earliest notation I know of for this tune is from Aird's Airs (1782). This was only published a few years before the Burns version (1791), but the tune must be older than that (for it to have been adopted as the Marching tune of the Weaver's). more…