Friday, November 12, 2010
Also known as “Gáire Na MBán,” “A Fig for a Kiss” is a favorite Irish slip jig among session musicians. It appears in just about every traditional tune collection there is for fiddle, pipes, and flute—even several that go back centuries.
Friday, November 5, 2010
The “Haughs of Cromdale” commemorates a battle that took place on April 30, 1690, in which a tiny Jacobite force was routed on the low ground (haughs) at Cromdale. The battle was small, but the result was accepted as the effective end of the Jacobite uprising.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Another hitherto unknown melody lost in time is “Lochgilphead.”
Friday, October 8, 2010
I love tiny reels. The smallest ones are lively and have lots of color. Eight bars of music and Bob’s your Uncle. “Had the Lass Till I Win at Her” is one of those.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
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