Sets "Lifted from Albums…"
It’s not a practice which should encouraged, probably. At least, not as a deliberate course of action.
After all, we are supposed to learn tunes "by ear" from live players in sessions…. So, in a sense, it’s no better than learning the tunes from the dots. 🙂
However, I do have a few sets of tunes in my personal repertoire which I was inspired to learn after hearing them on recordings over the years. Lots of individual tunes too, of course, but for the purpose of this discussion I’d like to focus on sets.
Basically, I’m interested to hear which sets have entered your own repertoires after listening to albums. There are some very obvious ones, of course, like those from The Bothy Band/Planxty etc but I’d also like to hear about those which you might consider to be that little bit more special.
Some of mine are as follows….
The Tea Totaller/Da Tusker …."Coppers and Brass" album by Dick Gaughan
Off to Puck Fair (Actually just one tune but a six parter) "Strings Attached" by Mick Moloney
Kilfenora Sexy Jig(Old Favourite)/Scattery Island "Barking Mad" by Four men and a Dog
Murdo of The Moon Parts One and Two "The White Horse Sessions" Night Noise
As last entry but with "The Eagle’s Whistle" added ……. As in "Magnificent Seven" by Blazing Fiddles
I have quite a few more but I’d like to give the rest of you a go first. 🙂