Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tom Roddy's

Here's a jig that I had to learn so that I could understand it better.  It was written by Oisín Mac Diarmada, who is the fiddler in Téada.  I couldn't make heads or tails of it the first time I heard it.


  1. Question: What is your goal? 365 tunes learned in a year? Just curious. You doing a terrific job. Your postings are great resources as they have quality sound, especially since you've started using the AT usb mic.

    I forget now which tune you did in DDAD tuning...I think you've done two. I'm not sure you've done "Midnight On The Water" or not. It, too, is in DDAD tuning, I believe. Or, originally it was written that way. It's a fine and beautiful American waltz.

  2. Hi Joe. My goal is to keep up the pace for a year, or until July 2012. My pace so far is 4 or 5 a week. It might ebb and flow, which is fine. Thanks for the encouragement.

    I've done a couple in DDAD (you can click on the DDAD label over on the right to see which ones.) But I haven't done Midnight on the Water. I'll check it out. Is there are particular version you've heard that you'd recommend?