gadamson’s seventeen comments

  • Declan Masterson’s setting from “Fairwater”

    |:BAGB AE~E2|GABG ~A3B|dBAB G3B|d[gfe triplet] dBAc| more…

  • Pullet?

    This tune seems more or less identical to one called the Pullet on Lunasa's "Kinnity Sessions," though they have it in a different key. There is another, I believe better-known reel in A called the Pullet (it appears on Planxty's "Woman I Loved So Well") ... more…

  • Sorry, that's Piper Jackson from Limerick; McNamara is from Leitrim. more…

  • The story I've heard--and I think this comes from from Seamus Ennis originally-- is that the title refers to the brush used by an uilleann piper after playing dance tunes all night, because of the dust kicked up by the dancers. The tune was composed by th... more…

  • Planxty

    Also a nice hard-driving version of this on Planxty's "After the Break." As with the Chieftains album, the link from the album listing is faulty--it goes to another tune called Now She's Purring. more…

  • Paddy Keenan setting

    This is the "Anderson's" played on Paddy Keenan's "Na Keen Affair" album (rather than the tune more commonly known as New Mown Meadows, which is what you'll get if you link from the album directly). He plays the last measure of the b part AFEG FEDB, which... more…

  • Mick O'Brien (on May Morning Dew) plays this with the B and C parts switched with one another. I wonder how typical this alternate setting is... anyone else play it this way? more…

  • Played in A by Danu. See: more…

  • The Vallelys also play the long 'B' in the 5th bar of the B part as a Cnat. In fact the B in the transcription may just be an error, it sounds peculiar to me. more…

  • Try it in E

    This is recorded in E on the Vallely brothers' Callan Bridge; it's considerably easier (at least on the pipes) in this key. They follow it with "The Girl from the Big House," which is called Robbie Hannon's on the album. more…