Variations or mistakes
For a number of years I’ve been working on Maudabawn Chapel, the famous Ed Reavy tune. Thanks to youtube there are some fine players who have
been recorded so that I can learn from them on my own time how to play this tune.
While working on this tune I have been struck that there are 2 primary ways the tune is played. The A parts are the same in both versions.
The B parts have a significant difference. To me, they cannot be played together.
It is apparent that the B part on one of them has become popularized from a well-known recording and probably can be referred to as the Kevin Burke version of the tune.
Here is the question. While I prefer the "Kevin Burke version", I wonder if I am playing a "mistaken" version. Did KB record a mistaken version of this tune which has now become popularized due to the commercial success of his recording?
What would Ed Reavy have said about this? Kevin, if you’re out there, I’d love to hear your take on this.
Here are links to the 2 versions played by fine musicians.