Music For The Sets Volume 4: Call The Tune

By Various Artists

Added by kjlowe .
  1. The Ship In Full Sail
    The Humours Of Kesh
    Cailleach An Airgid
  2. The Butcher’s March
    Paidín Ó Raifeartaigh
    The Bride’s Favourite
  3. The Gold Ring
    Jerry’s Beaver Hat
  4. Eibhlín Ní Riordáin’s
    Terry Teehan’s
  5. The Trip To Durrow
    The Killavil
    Christmas Eve
    The Doon
  6. Julia Clifford’s
  7. Connie Walsh’s
  8. The Weaver’s
  9. Padraig O’Keeffe’s Favourite
    Bunratty Boys
  10. Sergeant Cahill’s Favourite
  11. Ger The Rigger
  12. Paddy Fahy’s
    Sliabh Russell
    The Munster Buttermilk
  13. Down The Broom
    The Ladies Pantalettes
  14. Give Us A Drink Of Water
    Ride A Mile
    Hardiman The Fiddler
  15. John Egan’s
    The Blackbird

Five comments

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"
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/1028

"Music For The Sets Volume 2: Mind the Dresser"
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/1031

"Music For The Sets Volume 3: Pay the Piper"
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/1032

"Music For The Sets Volume 5: Show the Lady"
https://thesession.org/recordings/display/1034

“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