Tune I.D. Sleeping Under the Tables

Tune I.D. Sleeping Under the Tables

I have a recording of a tune called ‘Sleeping Under The Tables’ (Kennedy’s Kitchen) but I can’t find it anywhere else. Does anyone know if this tune has another name?

Re: Tune I.D. Sleeping Under the Tables

TunePal has it (somewhat) as The Speybay Switch. https://thesession.org/tunes/13773 . That’s not quite a match but it’s close enough to use as a framework for transcribing it. Some of TunePal’s other guesses are interestingly far-fetched.

Re: Tune I.D. Sleeping Under the Tables

If the first tune is "Sleeping Under The Tables", then it’s nothing at all like "The Speybay Switch", which I’ve just listened to by "Manran" [ including its’ composer Calum Stewart ]. I can’t help with the tune you’re asking about, as I haven’t come across it before. Usually in a situation like this , the best course of action is to contact the band yourself and ask them. That I guarantee will give you a better result than Tunepal, or even making a request here. Good luck with your search.

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Re: Tune I.D. Sleeping Under the Tables

I’m fairly certain that Sleeping Under Tables was composed by Nolan Ladewski, one of the whistle players in Kennedy’s Kitchen, so I doubt it’s commonly played by anyone else. I’m taking lessons from joHn Kennedy, that band leader and Nolan’s uncle, so if there’s something specific you’d like to know about the tune, I can try to find out for you.

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Yes - As dianaofthedunes says, I’m pretty sure this is one of Nolan’s tunes. I’ve asked John to be sure but I have not heard back yet. I’ve added a transcription here.
https://thesession.org/tunes/16704#setting31796

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Thanks for the help! I love the tune and was trying to track it down. I get so used to the “history” of tunes I didn’t even consider a “modern” source. I’d like to catch a performance of theirs someday.

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They play in several festivals in the Midwest if you’re in the area. Great band and and great people. Buy their music. Every little bit we do helps keep these kind of musicians doing what they do.
https://www.kennedyskitchen.com/

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I have bought some music of theirs before and I will buy more. I learned about them on the Irish and Celtic Music Podcast and I try to support the ‘indy’ musicians the podcast features.