I requested this tune ages ago, but frustration forced me to transcribe it myself. Transcription based on the dazzling performance of Brendan Mulholland, Brendan Hendry, and Paul McSherry on their album *Tuned Up*. How can you not love the B part?
Posted 9 years ago http://www.thesession.org/tunes/233 albeit in C. Why not keep the D transcription too…
The Belfast Traveller
The last tune here by Brendan Mulholland, Brendan Hendry and Paul McSherry, played up a semi tone. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkFK7qB2Zxw
Nice piano rendition by Catriona Cullivan here:
This tune also makes a great hornpipe and I actually fancy the hornpipe version of it more than the reel version!
I think the melody sounds so much more cheerful and lively when played with a rather swingy hornpipe rhythm!
I sort of jokingly started to call this tune "Mateusz’ Hornpipe" at sessions, in lack of its real name, since Mateusz is the name of the guy I learnt it from!
It’s a lovely tune that I think should be played at sessions much more often!
Brendan Hendry, Brendan Mulholland and Paul McSherry
Same tune as Forget Me Not?
This is the same tune as Forget Me Not*. It has been attributed to Larry Redican— though it seems that a tune that has traveled so far and wide, and has so many different names, would be a much older traditional tune.
I’m just saying….
*Also known as Crehan’s, Dan Cronin’s, Forget Me Not, Forget Me Not Composed By Larry Redican, Gerard Cronin’s, Gerry Cronin’s, Larry Bedican’s, Larry Radican’s, Larry Redigan’s, Martin Rocheford’s, Martin Rochford’s, Rochford’s