Finbarr Dwyer’s reel

Also known as Finbar Dwyer’s, Liz Carroll’s.

There are 57 recordings of a tune by this name.

Finbarr Dwyer's has been added to 41 tunebooks.

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Three settings

X: 1
T: Finbarr Dwyer's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
A,2 (3A,A,A, EA,CA, |A,G,G,B, DCB,G, | A,2 CE ABAG | E2 DB, A,B,CD |
EAAG EFGE | DG,A,G, DEDB, | A,2 CE ABAG |1 E2 DB, CA,B,G, :|2 E2 DB, A,B,CD ||
EAAB cABA | G2 (3GGG eGdG | EABA eABA | GEDB, G,A,B,D |
EABA eABA | G2 DG BddB | c3 A BcBA |1 GEDB, A,B,CD :|2 GEDB, A,4 ||
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X: 2
T: Finbarr Dwyer's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
EA,B,A, EA,B,A,|(3G,G,G, G,A, B,G,B,D|EA,CE ABAG|EB,DB, A,2AG|
EAAG EAGE|DB,ED B,A,B,D|EA,CE ABAG|EB,DB, A,GAG:|
|:EA (3AAA EAAF|~G3B DdBG|EA (3AAA fAeB|AGED B,A,B,D|
EA (3AAA fAeA|EAec d2ed|BccA ^GBBA|^GEDB, A,=GAG:|
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X: 3
T: Finbarr Dwyer's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amix
EA,CA, EA,CA,|G,3A, B,A, (3B,CD|EA,B,E ABAG|EB,DB, A,2AG|
EAAG EAGE|DB,ED B,A, (3B,CD|EA,B,E ABAG|EB,DB, A,3A:|
|:EA~A2 EAAF|G2DG dGBG|EA~A2 fAeB|AGED B,DA,D|
EA~A2 fAeA|EAec d2ed|~c3A BdcA|^GEDB, A,3A:|
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Twelve comments

Liz Carroll’s #1

This is the first of 2 fine un-named reels composed by Liz Carroll, and recorded by Cathal Hayden, twice. I’m not aware of them ever having been recorded by anyone else, even Liz herself. “Session” contributer Niall Kenny used to play them on flute when in an Edinburgh band called “Miro” in the 1980s.
Both reels were transcribed years ago by fiddler and would-be flute player :) Ged Palmer from Liverpool, one-time resident of Aberdeen. I think there were a few minor mistakes which I hope I have corrected. I’ll post the other reel in the next few days.
Dow – you might like to check this, as it appears you have Cathal Hayden’s recording “Handed Down”, which was the source of Ged’s transcriptions.

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This transcription seems pretty sound to me. On his "Handed Down recording", first time through, CH plays bar 6 of the A-part as |DG,A,G, B,EDB,| and thereafter as |DG, (3G,G,G, DG,B,D|. Bar 1 of the B-part is as you have it 1st time through, but thereafter it’s the same as bar 5, and played as |EAcA eAcA|. The last turnaround of the B-part is |GEDB, CA,B,D|. Obviously there are other minor variations to the tune each time through. On his "Cathal Hayden" recording, he plays it almost the same, but with a few differences. Bar 2 of the A-part is |G,2A,G, DG,B,G,|. Bar 5 is |EAAG EAGE|. Bars 1 and 5 of the B-part are |EA (3AAA eABA|.

Liz recorded this tune with Tommy Maguire on ‘Kiss Me Kate"
It is called Finbar Dwyer’s

Sure ?

Did you listen to the track before you posted this ?

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As a matter of fact I did listen to the track and
then played the Midi file of this transcription,
same tune!

Apology

Please accept my apology, "Bjcomm96" - you’re quite correct. I didn’t think I still had the Carroll/McGuire recording [ I did have the LP once upon a time ], but I found the track on an old cassette tape. It is, as you say, the same tune, but Cathal Hayden plays it very much in his own style, so much so that I never made the connection, which you did, and fair play to you for that. I’ll correct the title to yet another "Finbarr Dwyer" tune, and remove the Liz Carroll title, as only CH seems to have recorded it with that name.

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Any chance of a transcription of the Carroll/McGuire setting?

The CD is one of my all time favorites. Anyone know of any other Tommy Maguire recordings?

Only one…

Not aware of him making any other recordings, I’m afraid.
Dow - I’ll see what I can do, but bear in mind ,I’m not going to be around this board for the best part of 2 weeks. It’s that time of the year again :).
I’ll copy the recording onto mini-disc and take it with me, and if time permits…watch this space, in a fortnight.

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X: 2
Angelina Carberry - An Tradisiun Beo

X: 3
Liz Carroll & Tommy Maguire - Kiss Me Kate