Lover’s Ghost

By Cran

Five comments

2000 release on Black Rose Records BRRCD003. Beautiful stuff. When I have a chance I’ll reprint in full the story from the sleeve notes about O’Carolan and David Murphy coming to blows …

Lovely CD from a very tight trio. Very hypnotic from start to finish.

I love this album - hypnotic is certainly the word! Gorgeous piping and deep harmony singing. One of the very best.

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Track 2

I don’t have this album but I just watched an episode of “Banish Misfortune” where Cran performed a set of 3 tunes which I think was the same set as track 2. My transcription of the 3rd tune is:

X: 1
T: Clancy’s Secret (?)
M: 6/8
L: 1/8
R: jig
K: Ador
eaa e2a|eaa edB|eaa e2g|edB dBG|
eaa e2g|eaa edB|GBd gag|edB dBd:|
GBd gag|ede gdB|GBd gag|edc BcA|
GBd gag|aaa aga|bgg aga|1 bge dBA|2 bge d2g|

I can not find any information about this tune on the Internet.

The Ace and Deuce

I would really like o get my fingers around this take on “The Ace and Deuce of Pipering” (track 12) - a different version than the usual one!