We are providing another musical feature, as suggested by Bob H. We can’t promise them weekly but since Bob H provided performance candidates, and we pre-empted them last week with singer Dimash Qudaibergen, we thought the least we could do was to feature Bob’s picks.
First is Steve Cooney. Bob notes:
Cooney’s second tune (1:53) is an air/waltz commonly called “Come Give Me Your Hand”. It was composed by one of the last of the great Irish harpers, Ruairi (Rory) Dall O’Cathain in the 1600’s. It is one of the standard tunes in Irish traditional music that beginning players on all instruments learn at some point, and it is often played in beginner sessions, and wedding gigs because it’s so pretty.
And an extra: “Steve Cooney has presented his own rhythm notation system that is based on adding notes rather than dividing them. So intuitive.”
A second musical offering: Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill:
Now Old Grimes by Julian Lage and Chris Eldridge:
And finally Claire Egan with Sinéad Egan. Bob H points out:
A perfect view of modern Irish backup guitar. The capo is on fret 8 only because of the odd key, Bb Mix. The key change to mixolydian was one purpose of making the album and this video. The usual key for The Swallow’s Tail is E Dor (essentially E minor) with the capo off or on fret 2.