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Peter Laban

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  1. I don't know what you mean by 'nasty politics', never seen any of it. As to Jeremy, the site owner, he can shoot from the hip maintaining order on the site and sometimes I would question his reasons for deleting (parts of) posts and his overall decisions but 'abuse' would be a gross overstatement. Moderating a site like that is not an easy job and whatever the decisions, he's the site owner so its his prerogative to do as he sees fit. The site is what it is but if you look at the internet in general, I don't think interactions are, on average, in any way vicious or unpleasant, although they can be robust at times. The quality of tune settings will vary, as it would in a crowd sourced situation and it would be a good idea not to view the notations as by definition authoritative but on the other hand I wouldn't automatically dismiss the whole site and its content either. Like anything online, you weigh contributions on their own merit and after a while you learn which posters you can trust to make sound contributions to the tune database.
  2. This may help. From an old Steeleye Span songbook. PDF attached also. The King.pdf
  3. It's probably a good idea to post a direct link Daniel. This is how your post appears to me: During previous thread I noticed your links appear in the same way on my phone, which uses some but less heavy handed blocking of trackers etc.
  4. In the hands of well grounded traditional musicians. Surely. A lot of versions on thesession.org wouldn't fall ion that category though so a caveat emptor is appropriate. That said, I wouldn't perhaps lift versions verbatim O'Neill et al either.
  5. He's doing a job on the Rolling Wave there, The Humours of Trim, if you like.
  6. A direct link works Daniel. I think elements of the original post got blocked because of the Facebook trackers in it. The tune is one of the 'pop tunes' this summer. I have come across it numerous times and have it on a 'to do' list. John Dwyer recorded it on his own Cd some years ago. Glór is putting on a bit more traditional music after a bit of a lull. Which is a good thing, it's a nice venue. Tonight has the big Mary MacNamara do : https://glor.ie/events/morglor-award-concert-2019-celebrating-mary-macnamara/
  7. Nothing to see for me but I block trackers and all sort of unwanted stuff rigorously so that would explain it.
  8. The Mrs Crotty CD is long out of print. Your best chance is too look for a second hand one.
  9. When they did their first reunion concert in 2006, it was the twenty third of June, the day before the fair, he said he hadn't played that concertina for some fifteen years and I remember it failing on him at some point (although that may have been on a different occasion, all that stuff is blurring into one at this point).
  10. Playing with Tony Linnane he often uses the Wheatstone he played when they made their recording, to recreate that sound they had (and still have).
  11. Thanks for that. You can listen to it here: https://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-rolling-wave/programmes/2019/1020/1084629-the-rolling-wave-sunday-20-october-2019/#103230349
  12. The full Gradam programs, all of them, are archived and accessible on TG4.tv Gradam ceoil 2014: https://tg4.tv/ga/player/baile/?pid=5663233295001&teideal=Gradam Ceoil TG4 2014&series=Gradam Ceoil TG4&dlft=10324
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