I’ve learnt this tune from the great flute player Harry Bradley, but it is also played by Dervish in their set "Jim Coleman’s". I don’t its title, so if you know, please inform me.
According to the sleeve notes of Dervish’s "At the End of the Day" this tune was composed by Jim Coleman, brother of Micheal Coleman.
There’s a strange Irish/Scottish thing where someone says "oh he’s very good at…" And the other person will say "yeah but, you should have heard his brother"/cousin/sister - they were much better.
This other person is usually someone you have no chance of actually getting to hear so you’ll never be able to say "oh i heard him and I didn’t think he was as good".
I am reliably told that Jim was the brother that stayed home when Michael left for the USA and that he was the really talented one. Such a pity there’s no recordings available.
Jim Coleman’s on Harry Bradley’s "As I Carelessly Did Stray…" is a hornpipe, not this reel. I just remember Paddy O’Brien, James Kelly, and Daithi Sproule recorded a fantastic version of this reel. Thanks for posting it.
I’m now wondering what Jim Coleman played. I guess he was a flute player.
You are right saying that on Bradley’s cd it’s a hornpipe, but I meant that Harry Bradley taught it me. Yes, really lovely reel!
Jim Coleman was also a fiddler.
Lovely reel , Thanks for posting it.
BAeA BAeA | BAED ~G3A | BAeA BAef | gedB BA Az |
BAeA BAeA | BAED ~G3B | A2 AF G2 ef | gedB BA (3Bcd ||
ez zg agef | gedB G2 B/2c/2d | e ~a3 a2 ba | gedB BA A2 |
a2 ab agef | gedB G2 B/2c/2d | e~A3 f~A3 | gedB BA A2 ||
In the Dervish recording "Live in Palma," on disc 2, Jim Coleman’s is the name given to the set, but there is another tune in the set. Does anybody know the name of the last tune in the set, which is in a major key?
A bit of research shows Jim Coleman also played flute. "…a wonderful tale about Michael Coleman and his brother Jim, recounted by Jim Donoghue who played as a flute duet with Jim Coleman for some years…" (from http://www.irishmusicreview.com/coleman.htm)
Added a (rough) transcription of C. NicGabhann’s version from her (brilliant) solo album.
Caitlin is playing c naturals, not c sharps. And even if you play them as sharps, they’re just pickup notes for the repeat or the next section, and aren’t important enough to change the mode from Dorian to Mixolydian. Otherwise, a nice transcription. And it is a brilliant album.
Edited. Thanks Gary, I was too focused on getting the dots correct, and modes aren’t my strongest suit.