Music For The Sets Volume 2: Mind The Dresser

By Various Artists

Added by kjlowe .

  1. My Darling Asleep
    The Clare
  2. Joe Derrane’s
    The Eavesdropper
    The Mug Of Brown Ale
  3. Old Hag You Have Killed Me
    Old Tipperary
    Ard An Bhóthar
    The Humours Of Drinagh
  4. Pádraig O’Keeffe’s
    The Frost Is All Over
    Tom Billy’s Favourite
  5. The Piper’s Despair
    Bonnie Ann
    The Roscommon
  6. Din Tarrant’s No. 5
    The Newmarket
  7. Bill Sullivan’s
    Oh The Breeches Full Of Stitches
  8. Merrily Kiss The Quaker
    Denis Murphy’s
  9. Tony Lowe’s
  10. The Golden Eagle
    Fly By Night
  11. I’ll Tell My Ma
  12. Neily Cleere’s
  13. Din Tarrant’s
  14. Jack Ryan’s
  15. Johnny O’Leary’s
  16. The Guillane

Six comments

Three more sets

The Victoria Set
Pádraig Mac Mathúna (Pipes), Edel McWeeney (Fiddle), Conal Ó Gráda (Flute), Seán Ó Loinsigh (Bouzouki)

The Kerry Set
Tom Dermody (Button Accordion), Martin Dermody (Guitar)

Baile Bhúirne Reel
Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich (Button Accordion), Gerry Bevan (Fiddle), Steve Cooney (Guitar)

Album Mind The Dresser

Have the cassette but lost the insert can anyone send me a pic of the insert and also of Vol 4 Call the Set

Thanks Bob Wynne

Music for the Sets, Volumes 1 & 3 - 5:

Talented musicians, but these early tapes helped contribute to a rise in tempos that went la-la in the 80s and for which the tradition still suffers from. They are rushed and in my opinion not great for dancing to, but some lovely tunes none the less ~

“Music For The Sets Volume 1: Round The House”

“Music For The Sets Volume 3: Pay the Piper”

“Music For The Sets Volume 4: Call the Tune”

“Music For The Sets Volume 5: Show the Lady”

“Music for the Sets - Volume 2: Mind the Dresser” ~ notes from the cassette

Published for Brooks Academy by
Na Píobairí Uilleann, 1986 ~ NPU 003

Producer: Irene Martin
Sound Engineer: Harry Bradshaw
Sleeve Design & Layout: Frank Spiers
Sleeve Notes: Terry Moylan
Cover Photography: Liam McNulty

The music on this cassette has been arranged so that each track is the correct length for a particular set-dance figure (as indicated in the sleeve-notes), and so that the tunes are played at a pace suitable for dancing ech set in the style traditionally considered appropriate to it.

The musicians, although all playing dance-music for many years, have not until recently been accustomed to play for dancers. This is not uncommon experience for Irish musicians, and it is hoped that the publication of this cassette will help to correct this unnatural state of affairs by providing learners with real music to dance to, and musicians with an awareness of the requirements of dancers.

The Victoria / The Kerry Set / The Baile Mhuirne Reel Set

- The Victoria -

The Victoria Set may be danced to the set of tunes on this cassette by following the instructions set out in “The Piper’s Set & Other Dances” (Terry Moylan, N.P.U., 1985). The fifth figure was not included in that booklet but may be found in "Ceol, Volume 8, July, 1986. (& elsewhere…)

Side 1 - track 1 - 1st figure - jigs - 184 bars
Side 1 - track 2 - 2nd figure - jigs - 216 bars
Side 1 - track 3 - 3rd figure - jigs - 408 bars
Side 1 - track 4 - 4th figure - jigs - 280 bars
Side 1 - track 5 - 5th figure - reels - 272 bars

- The Kerry Set -

The set of tunes here is suitable for dancing the Kerry Set as set out in “Irish Dnces” (Terry Moylan, N.P.U., 1984). An alternative version may be found in “Coiscéim 1” (C.C.E., 1985) in which it is called the North Kerry Polka Set. Figure 3 is shown there as danced to polkas and is shorter by 32 bars than the version in “Irish Dances”. This difference is made up by the two couples dancing a full ‘house’ around each other each time they have completed the slide figure.

Side 2 - track 1 - 1st figure - polkas - 152 bars
Side 2 - track 2 - 2nd figure - polkas - 152 bars
Side 2 - track 3 - 3rd figure - slides - 184 bars
Side 2 - track 4 - 4th figure - polkas - 88 bars
Side 2 - track 5 - 5th figure - hornpipes - 128 bars

- The Baile Mhuirne Reel Set -

The music here is arranged so as to be suitable for dancing this set as described in “The Piper’s Set & Other Dances” (Terry Moylan, N.P.U., 1985).

Side 2 - track 6 - 1st figure - polkas - 80 bars
Side 2 - track 7 - 2nd figure - polkas - 96 bars
Side 2 - track 8 - 3rd figure - polkas - 96 bars
Side 2 - track 9 - 4th figure - polkas - 80 bars
Side 2 - track 10 - 5th figure - polkas - 96 bars
Side 2 - track 11 - 6th figure - polkas - 112 bars