Call the Tune
The Auban Set
Ronan Browne (Pipes), Paul McGrattan (Flute), Frank Hogan (Mandola)
Baile Bhúirne Jig
Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich (Button Accordion), Gerry Bevan (Fiddle), Steve Cooney (Guitar)
The Pipers Set
Declan Masterson (Pipes), Kevin Glackin (Fiddle), Frank Hogan (Mandola)
Music for the Sets, Volumes 1 - 3 & 5:
Talented musicians, but these early cassette tapes for dancing the sets-of-quadrilles to, amongst the first for this purpose, 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 2: Mind the Dresser"
"Music For The Sets Volume 3: Pay the Piper"
"Music For The Sets Volume 5: Show the Lady"
Volume 6 ~
"Music For The Sets - Volume 6: Face the Hob"
“Music For The Sets Volume 4: Call the Tune” ~ notes from the cassette
Published for Brooks Academy by
Na Píobairí Uilleann, 1987 ~ NPU 005
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 Ginnie Ling (Auban) / The Baile Búirne Jig Set / The Piper’s Set
- The Ginnie Ling (Auban) -
The music is arranged for the version of the Jenny Lind set danced in Auban near Millstreet, Co. Cork. A transcription of this set will appear in a forthcoming collection of dances published by Brooks Academy.
(“The Quadrilles and other Sets”, Terry Moylan, N.P.U., 1988)
Side 1 - track 1 - 1st figure - jigs - 200 bars
Side 1 - track 2 - 2nd figure - jigs - 264 bars
Side 1 - track 3 - 3rd figure - jigs - 296 bars
Side 1 - track 4 - 4th figure - slides - 200 bars
Side 1 - track 5 - 5th figure - reels - 256 bars
- The Baile Búirne Jig Set -
This set of slides here is arranged for the Jig Set as danced in Baile Búirne and Cúil Aodha. The instructions are to be found in "The Pipers Set & Other Dances" (Terry Moylan, N.P.U., 1985).
Side 2 - track 1 - 1st figure - slide - 88 bars
Side 2 - track 2 - 2nd figure - slide - 104 bars
Side 2 - track 3 - 3rd figure - slide - 104 bars
Side 2 - track 4 - 4th figure - slide - 136 bars
Side 2 - track 5 - 5th figure - slide - 112 bars
- The Pipers’ Set – choreographed by Joe O’Donovan
The music here is arranged so as to be suitable for dancing this set as described in "The Pipers Set & Other Dances" (Terry Moylan, N.P.U., 1985).
Side 2 - track 6 - 1st figure - single reels - 128 bars
Side 2 - track 7 - 2nd figure - jigs - 224 bars
Side 2 - track 8 - 3rd figure - reels - 160 bars
Side 2 - track 9 - 4th figure - slip jigs - 160 bars
Side 2 - track 10 - 5th figure - hornpipes - 128 bars