Charles Mackenzie’s nineteen comments

  • Re: Haapavesi

    Keith Murphy did in fact compose the tune, which was named after the Finnish town. more…

  • Re: Roseville

    It’d be a 3/2, wouldn’t it? more…

  • An tSli Chun An Tobair

    Beautiful reel written by Eamon Doorley as the third tune on track 4 of Julie Fowlis' latest album, "Allt." more…

  • Is Treise Fonn Ar Theda

    So because I didn't know how to write in triplets, accept this as a caveat to the tune's notation: it needs to be played notes inegales, like a mazurka or a hornpipe. I put it in as a 3/2 because this is a tune written recently by the incomperable Eamon D... more…

  • Re: Assembly Of Munster Men

    No repeats. more…

  • Assembly Of Munster Men

    This is a tune heard on Julie Fowlis' collaboration CD with Eamonn Dooley, Zoë Conway, and John McIntyre called "Allt", released last year. I whole-heartedly recommend this album. more…

  • Re: Playing in eflat

    Let's be pragmatic about this. First, some questions: more…

  • Re: Who was the first bouzouki maker in Ireland?

    I think differentiating the 'Irish Bouzouki' from the actual octave mandolin is silly. It's the same instrument. more…

  • Haudanmaan Hääpolska

    This is a Finnish tune called Haudanmaan's Hääpolska, or wedding polska; traditionally, this tune is played at weddings in Finland. Loads of fun, especially for confusing your friends at the Irish sessions :P more…

  • Nellie Garvey’s

    This is one of my favourite tunes to play on a cittern, as heard in Julie Fowlis' album Uam in the M'fhearann Saidhbhir set. In the recording it's played in E flat dorian, so I thought I'd bring it down the halfstep for the sake of transposition. more…