I have notated this from Bua’s album ‘Down the Green Fields’ (2011), where it is the opening track. It is played with a bit of swing, and I love its simplicity. I searched the database several times but couldn’t find it.
This reminds me of the version of the "New Mown Meadows", as played and lilted by the Rafferty brothers on this recording :
However, the first part is very similar to "The Three Scones Of Boxty".
Is there any information in the sleeve notes, Nigel ?
I’m afraid it was an iTunes download, Kenny, so no sleeve and no sleeve notes.
"Sean and Devin learned this setting of ‘The Fair Wind’ from a recording of Eddie Moloney, a renowned flute player from Ballinakill, Co. Galway." There’s a few sentences more in the liner notes, but it’s all about Eddie rather than the tune.
… does indeed look like 2/3 of "A Fair Wind", if played in "G" rather than "A".
….feckin’ "iTunes" :)
I’ve most often (if not always) heard A Fair Wind played in G.
…me too. The only example I can think of playing it in "A" was a recording made either solo by John McSherry, or possibly with his siblings in "Tamalin".