the second star

the second star

i’ve been listening to, and eventually working on, this airy little hornpipe for months. think my first hearing was tara breen’s set followed by ‘paddy’s dream’ on comhaltas; then desi donnelly’s setting, which tara cites somewhere as her template. i was reminded of it recently on hearing a snatch from a session leader in bangor (maine, usa). it’s not as unattainable as i first thought, though i’m certainly not ready to play it outside my kitchen, but that’s just in the bare bones sense. seems like every half-dozen listens, i pick up some new little naughty-bit. it’s a little goldmine of style and glide, and it’s really opening my ears. well, no questions here, just sharing the joy.