Jurry’s nine comments

  • Brosna Town, X:2

    A different version as recorded by Ship in The Clouds and The Monks of the Screw (on Monks of the Screw Trio - Bráthar Na nÓl). This is also the air that I remember The Hills of Glenswilly being sung to. more…

  • The Tarbert Ferry

    This is a Martin Mulvihill composition. I don’t think its here already. I’ve searched the site and can’t find it and its not cross referenced from Diarmuid O’Brien’s Cáirde Cáirdín recording (which I’ll rectify) more…

  • Re: The Star

    Just noticed a mistake in bar 12 of my transcription which I’ve corrected more…

  • Is The Big Man Within?, X:5

    As recorded by Ciarán MacMathúna from Larry Redican fiddle and Jack Coen flute in New York in the early 1960s and released on “My Job of Journeywork” by RTÉ (I have the tape version). They start with the slip jig part and also finish with it. I thi… more…

  • Jimmy Giblin’s, X:3

    I was just listening to Johnny McGreevy playing this on “The Noonday Feast” album (with Joe Shannon) and thought it sounded familiar, and so it was. This was recorded as “Miss Campbell” by Any Old Time on their CD “Crossing” (Track 1 , 2nd ree… more…

  • The Star, X:2

    This tune appears in the Padraig O’Keeffe manuscripts as an unnamed jig. Its here https://www.itma.ie/features/notated-collections/padraig-okeeffe-mac-aoidh-oconnor-manuscript-e on the ITMA website (complete with video of Andrea Palandri playing it). It… more…

  • The Harlequin, X:2

    This version is from the playing of Denis Murphy. It was recorded by him on 19th Nov 1948 (by Seamus Ennis for Radio Eireann). It’s on the CD of his music “Music from Sliabh Luachra” published by RTE, track 14. Its followed by The Chancellor, better… more…

  • Tom Billy’s, X:2

    Here’s another setting of this tune in G from The Monks of The Screw first album. The notes on the casette say they got it from fiddle player Mikey Duggan who got the tune from Tom Billy Murphy and named it after him. more…

  • The Millenium Waltz

    For my first submission here’s a waltz I taped off the radio sometime at the end of the 1980s played by a group called Galloping Green. The millenium in question was the Dublin Millenium of 1988 (if memory serves me correctly). Googling the tune and the… more…