deborah moffatt’s twenty-three comments

  • Re: Penny Candle

    The version Patrick Cummins heard, from Shaskeen, is wonderful: that's where I first heard it too, and saw Kevin Rohan playing it, and never forgot it! more…

  • Re: The Torn Jacket

    A Cork friend of mine played this tune in A, as did Gerry Harrington & Eoghan O' Sullivan on "The Smoky Chimney" album, followed by The Flowers of Limerick in D (or, technically Bflat and Eflat, I suppose); neither are flute friendly, and although both a... more…

  • Re: The High Hills Of Larghey

    Lovely tune. This tune can be found, along with Nugent's other compositions, in the book "The High Hills of Largy; Compositions of Sean Nugent" which was compiled by Catherine McLaughlin (nee Nugent), edited by Cyril Maguire, with transcriptions by Sharo... more…

  • Re: Dinny O’Brien’s

    Yes, this is a Paddy O' Brien tune, though tastefully modified, presumably by Gurney and Foley. O' Brien called it "Young Dan's" (which is here on The Session, in a setting closer to the one in the book of O' Brien's tunes, published in 1992 by J.D.C. Pu... more…

  • Re: Frank Gilruth

    There is another tune by the same name, a great hornpipe in A major, composed by Scott Skinner. It's available on here as well, under Hornpipes. more…

  • Re: The Hills Of Coore

    I had a great recording of this from Desi Wilkinson (playing as part of Cran). I seem to think it went up to the High C in the second part. more…

  • Re: The Fickle Lad

    This tune is also known as "garcon volange" and was published in Kerr's (First volume). It's a quadrille tune, known in many countries. A Donegal friend once told me that the first part would be played one more time each time through; something to do w... more…

  • Re: The Raphoe

    I believe this tune was composed by Martin McGinley himself. more…

  • Re: The Boys Of Sligo

    The tune "The Raphoe Reel was composed by Martin McGinley himself, I believe. more…

  • Re: In Memory Of Coleman

    It's worth looking at the setting of this tune in the Reavy collection made by his son...there are some F sharps and a G natural that make a huge difference, though hard to play. Whether Reavy himself intended those notes or not, I can't say. Just...it'... more…