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    Re: Schottische

    I'm quoting directly from "The Companion To Irish Traditional Music" (edited by Fintan Vallely, 1999 edition) here. The passages below relate exclusively to Irish - indeed Donegal - versions of the...
  2. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    If any cafe members would like to contribute to the series of collaborative playlists, An A to Z Of Irish Traditional Music (see https://theirishmandolin.com/an-a-to-z-of-irish-traditional-music/)...
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    Thanks, Simon for the kind words. Much appreciated. Aidan
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    The "A to Z" that I mentioned in my previous post is now starting to grow... I was very pleased yesterday to be able to collaborate with Jill McAuley. Our joint playlist is the latest addition to...
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    I mentioned in my post above on 22 June that I had a new idea for a collaborative venture in mind.

    Well, I'm pleased to say that it's now seen the light of day.

    The idea is a series of...
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    Thanks, Jill. Really kind of you to say. Two of my favourite jigs and each associated with a real legend in the tradition... And I'm a very lucky man to have made the acquaintance of people such...
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    A dispatch from the trenches...

    Regular visitors to my website and YouTube channel will have noticed that I've been revisiting some of the earlier sound files which I've uploaded to both places. ...
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    Re: Strings for GDAE tenor guitar?

    Hi Paul

    Nigel Forster created a very useful blog a few years back which I think you might find helpful. I bookmarked it the moment I came across it!
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    And something similar relating to my website.

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    I'm an awful geek sometimes. Not just about Irish Traditional Music. Not just about mandolinery. I've drawn up some stats about the YouTube channel which complements/quasi-mirrors The Irish...
  11. Re: A few recent original tunes by Aidan Crossey...

    Two most-recent originals...

    The Pagoda - a reel in D Major.


    https://youtu.be/M8Ckh2Jg1eI

    The Innocents' Jig - in G Major
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    Thanks, catmandu2. Very much appreciated. Aidan
  13. Re: A few recent original tunes by Aidan Crossey...

    Oops... I messed up in #6 above. Here's the OM version of "A Tune For Fee".


    https://youtu.be/YvJP34_669w
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    That's very kind of you to say, Jill. A few observations. 1) It's just the way my mind works... I become fascinated with a single phrase and then my brain just takes itself off into some sort of...
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    Re: Me and my clones-"The Clumsy Lover"

    Very clever, indeed, Charles and like all of Tijn's work excellently played. Oh, and just a little spooky.
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    And finally for this morning, a little "portmanteau" of tunes played on my domra which I put together a few days ago, featuring a number of my own compositions (Miss Benson's Fancy, The Kindness Of...
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    One of the tunes which I hold most dear is A Tune For Fee, dedicated to my partner who is, objectively, one of the warmest, kindest and most beautiful people I've had the pleasure to meet and...
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    Michael Gregory's is a tune I wrote as a thank you to a person with whom many who frequent the mandoverse will be familiar. One of life's true gentlemen, Michael gifted me one of the mandolins which...
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    The Kindness Of Strangers is a mazurka which I wrote as a thank you to the many people from various corners of the world who have contacted me since I began work on my website and associated YouTube...
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    Miss Benson's Fancy - a jig in D Major - is dedicated to my partner's friend of many years, one of the warmest, most generous and supportive individuals I;ve had the pleasure to meet in my time on...
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    The following hornpipe in G Major is set out in two versions. Tenor guitar and mandolin.

    The title refers to the area on the southern shores of Lough Neagh where I grew up, also known as The...
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    A friend who follows my YouTube output suggested that I might like to post some of my work in this part of the forum. I hope that sits OK with people. I thought I'd post a few of my recent...
  23. Re: Update on "The Irish Mandolin" - and other stories

    Volume 2 of the Irish Mandolin Tunebook is now complete...
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    GRMMA, Jill. That's really kind of you to say. Part 1 of The Seven Derries kind of wrote itself but I spent quite a bit of time on part 2. It was going nowhere until I hit on the "GBdg BedB"...
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    A lot of my efforts in recent days - as well as the usual focus on traditional Irish tunes - have been on original compositions.

    I've been delighted to be able to share four polkas written by...
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