With Fife And Drum

By Gary Hastings

  1. Open The Door
  2. Willy Nicholl Lilting
  3. The Little Beggar Man - Drummed By Frank Orr
  4. Conversation With Willy Nicholl - How He Learned To Fife
  5. Ballymena Time - Drummed By Frank Orr
  6. Conversation With Willy Nicholl - Why Hornpipe Time Is Used
  7. Loughgall Time - Drummed By Frank Orr
  8. Conversation With Willy Nicholl - Talking About Stave Drums
  9. Tandragee Time - Drummed By Frank Orr
  10. Conversation With Willy Nicholl - Hibernian & Lambeg Drumming
  11. Frank Orr Drumming
  12. Conversation With Willy Nicholl - Lilting Tune In Jig & Fife Time
  13. Richard And Darryn Sterrit - ‘stick-in’ Drumming
  14. Conversation With Willy Nicholl
  15. Maids On The Green
  16. Conversation With Willy Nicholl - Sings An Initiation Song
  17. Conversation With Willy Nicholl - Lilts The ‘Lilibolero’ (Protestant Boys)

Six comments

With Fife and Drum

This CD comes with Gary’s excellent book of the same name, which is essential reading for anyone interested in the Fifing tunes of Ulster and in the Lambeg tradition.

The sub heading for the book is - "Music, memories and customs of an Irish tradition".

The book contains around 70 excellent wee Fifing tunes which any self respecting Whistle or Flute player would be only to pleased to add to his repertoire.

The CD is an invaluable insight into this rich tradition.

List of tunes presented in the book (and now on CD & CDROM?)

http://www.cylist.com/List/404567043/ lists them all.

I don’t remember a CD in the version above being included in the book, the last time I borrowed it (thought the publication date, 2004, seems to coincide…) but, at any rate, it will give you an overview of the scores that form the last part of this book.

1689 n a’ that

Ptarmigan, tell the truth, did you wait on purpose for the Recording No1689 to come up (see address window) to enter this book?!

"With Fife And Drum: Music, memories and customs from an Irish Tradition"

book & CD ~ Gary Hastings
The Blackstaff Press, Belfast, 2003
ISBN: 0-85640-709-7
http:www.blackstaffpress.com/

~ including sheet music for 72 fifing tunes…

Ptarmigan’s details of the tracks:

_1. ) Open The Door

_2. ) Willy Nicholl Lilting

_3. ) The Little Beggar Man - Drummed By Frank Orr

_4. ) Conversation With Willy Nicholl - How He Learned To Fife

_5. ) Ballymena Time - Drummed By Frank Orr

_6. ) Conversation With Willy Nicholl - Why Hornpipe Time Is Used

_7. ) Loughgall Time - Drummed By Frank Orr

_8. ) Conversation With Willy Nicholl - Talking About Stave Drums

_9. ) Tandragee Time - Drummed By Frank Orr

10. ) Conversation With Willy Nicholl - Hibernian & Lambeg Drumming

11. ) Frank Orr Drumming

12. ) Conversation With Willy Nicholl - Lilting Tune In Jig & Fife Time

13. ) Richard And Darryn Sterrit - ‘stick-in’ Drumming

14. ) Conversation With Willy Nicholl

15. ) Maids On The Green

16. ) Conversation With Willy Nicholl - Sings An Initiation Song

17. ) Conversation With Willy Nicholl - Lilts The ‘Lilibolero’ (Protestant Boys)

THIS is the demo CD I meant, as presented at the above link, where both Gary Hastings & Willy Nicholl are credited for all tracks:

1. (00:04)
2. The Banks of Kellswater (00:37)
3. The Boys of Belfast (00:25)
4. Paddy O’Carroll (00:26)
5. Open the Door (00:26)
6. The Heights of Alma (00:26)
7. The Irishman’s hornpipe (00:26)
8. The Russian Retreat (00:35)
9. I lost my love (00:26)
10. A Hundred Pipers (00:36)
11. One Bottle More (00:26)
12. Blue Bonnets over the border (00:25)
13. The Grand spy (00:24)
14. Maids in the green (00:26)
15. Gold in every pocket (00:27)
16. Boyne water (00:23)
17. Leaving the Battlefield (00:24)
18. The Boys of Sandy Row (00:23)
19. The Bugle Hornpipe (00:23)
20. The Blanch’s hornpipe (00:24)
21. Pretty girls from Ahoghill (00:26)
22. Boney’s retreat (00:24)
23. The Rakes of Coleraine (00:23)
24. The Dainty gay thing (00:23)
25. The Steamboat (00:23)
26. The Morning Star Reel (00:23)
27. Davey Brown’s farewell (00:25)
28. The Tinware lass (00:23)
29. The Hangman’s hornpipe (00:28)
30. The Culbert lodge (00:23)
31. The Rose tree (00:24)
32. The Grange Orange Hall (00:23)
33. The Dublin volunteers (00:24)
34. Sloan’s hornpipe (00:24)
35. King Edward the Seventh (00:25)
36. Number 5 (00:25)
37. Young men in their bloom (00:25)
38. The Blueberry blossom (00:24)
39. Orange and blue (00:25)
40. Donnybrook fair (00:24)
41. The Battle of Garvagh (00:25)
42. Jackson’s return (00:28)
43. The London Hornpipe (00:25)
44. The West Hornpipe (00:25)
45. The Bogtown Lasses (00:26)
46. The Strawberry Blossom (00:25)
47. The Cuckoo’s nest (00:47)
48. The Hatter’s hornpipe (00:23)
49. Maguire’s (00:46)
50. The Blackbird from Clough (00:24)
51. (00:04)
52. (00:04)
53. The Pansy Blossom (00:24)
54. Highland whiskey (00:29)
55. Boney’s grand march (00:24)
56. Bard’s legacy (00:35)
57. Wullie’s tune (00:27)
58. The Purple Rocket (00:24)
59. The West End Hornpipe (00:25)
60. (00:04)
61. The Liverpool Hornpipe (00:24)
62. The New hornpipe (00:25)
63. The Panthon dance (00:31)
64. Bonapart’s hornpipe (00:31)
65. (00:04)
66. The Englishman’s hornpipe (00:26)
67. Speed the plough (00:23)
68. Hillstown orange hall (00:27)
69. The Mountain (03:00)
70. CDROM track (00:49)

Note that there are less than 72 tunes presented here.