greg shiels’s seven comments

  • 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…

  • Re: Poll Ha’Penny

    gone: Your setting is in Ador not Dmix more…

  • The man in the moon lyrics

    There are lyrics to this tune. If the tune was actually written by Scan then they must have originally been sung to a different one as the words were collected by Alfred Williams (Manuscript Collection No. Mi. 626). more…

  • The Tommy Edmondson eulogy

    Must point out that the eulogy doesn't credit Tommy with writing the tune. Just playing it. more…