marches

marches

There seems to be a scarcity of marches.

I’d like to know how frequently marches are played at sessions. Everyone joins enthusiasticly joins in a march in the local session but when it comes to the change "Sean South" seems to be the only one people can think of at the spare of the moment.

I know that a march opens the set of tunes in a Ceili Band Competition but apart from that they don’t seem to played much around Dublin.

The reason for this is to ask if anyone knows a march with ‘Pomeroy’ in the title? (There is a a song and slow air that is played by Noel Hill called "The Hills of Pomeroy") And I’d appreciate any good march.

Alan Corsini

Re: marches

Go to JC’s ABC tune finder, Alan. Everything you can think of is on there. You can link through "tune collections" from this site. Marches are common in Cape Breton music, but I rarely hear them anywhere else.

Re: marches

We do two sets of marches, plus a few stand alones, in session. The best set is Dawning of the Day/Boys of Wexford/Kelly the Boy from Killane. Then we do Girl I Left Behind/White Cockade. Bodhran players LOVE the marches.

Ty