Larke’s thirty-seven comments

  • The Banks of The ILEN, X:4

    The version taught and played by Co. Cork fiddler, Seamus Creagh, who lived not far from the west Cork market town of Skibbereen, through which the tidal River Ilen flows. more…

  • The Woodcock, X:7

    Fiddler Seamus Creagh, who lived near Skibbereen in Co. Cork, played a variation on the B part that is just different enough I thought it worth including. Having first heard this bright and playful melody from his playing, it was the B part in particular ... more…

  • The Scartaglen, X:5

    Here is Cork fiddler Seamus Creagh’s take on the tune. He calls it “Tom Billy’s” on his recording, “Tunes for Practice.” more…

  • Henry McDermott Roe, X:4

    A bit of a variation according to fiddler Seamus Creagh and found on his 2009 CD, “Tunes for Practice.” more…

  • The Holly Bush, X:9

    Fiddler Seamus Creagh plays this as “Finbarr Dwyer’s 2,” following “The Golden Keyboard” on his 2009 “Tunes for Practice” CD. It’s a lively pair of tunes. more…

  • The Golden Keyboard, X:6

    A variation from the playing of fiddler Seamus Creagh on his album, “Tunes for Practice.” more…

  • Ffarwel I F’ienctid

    Every time I put on the album, “ Gramundus“ by Welsh fiddler, Siân Phillips, this tune somehow grabs my attention, and I started learning it without actually intending to. At long last I’ve finally transcribed it. Siân plays it on the first and la... more…

  • Toormore Lasses

    A popular polka, at least in County Cork sessions. I was surprised not to find it already listed, unless it is under a different name in a key other than Amaj...? more…

  • The Lisheen, X:3

    This is the version taught by Cork-based Sliabh Luachra fiddler, Matt Cranitch. As far as I know, it is referred to at sessions throughout Cork as Din Tarrant's No.2 and follows Din Tarrant's No.1 (a.k.a., Jimmy Doyle's https://thesession.org/tunes/542). ... more…

  • Jimmy Doyle’s, X:5

    This is a slightly dressed up version of Jeremy's, as learned from Cork-based Sliabh Luachra fiddler, Matt Cranitch. He calls it Din Tarrants 1; however, when played together with Din Tarrant's 2 (a.k.a, The Lisheen Polka https://thesession.org/tunes/2930... more…