Mick Doherty ~ fiddle
Robert Zielinski ~ fiddle
On the 13th of April 2012, Mick Doherty and Robert Zielinski released their debut album entitled "Out West." This CD is Mick Doherty’s first release at 88 years old. It features a 12 page booklet concerning his life and family, and has been produced by the National Archive of Australia.
"Two generations of Irish tradition collide to create one haunting, timeless piece of music. A member of the legendary Donegal Doherty family joins his friend, pupil and musical colleague Robert Zielinski in their debut album and much anticipated collaboration."
For album details and ordering:
Track 3: two of Hughie Doherty’s favourite hornpipes.
Track 6: a waltz.
Track 21: the Doherty version of "The Pinch of Snuff".
Track 24: the Doherty family name of "Nine Points of Roguery".
Track 27: a slow air, also called Mac Sweeney’s Lament.
Fiddling the Octaves
_1. ) march ~ duet
_2. ) reel ~ duet = octaves
_3. ) hornpipes ~ Mick Doherty
_4. ) reel ~ duet
_5. ) jig ~ duet
_6. ) waltz ~ duet = includes some octave playing
_7. ) reel ~ duet = octaves
_8. ) jig ~ Mick Doherty
_9. ) reel ~ duet
10. ) polka ~ Mick Doherty
11. ) reel ~ duet
12. ) reel ~ duet = octaves
13. ) hornpipes ~ Mick Doherty
14. ) reel ~ Robert Zielinski
15. ) hornpipe ~ duet
16. ) reel ~ duet
17. ) reel ~ Mick Doherty
18. ) jig ~ duet
19. ) reel ~ duet
20. ) barndance ~ duet
21. ) reel ~ duet = includes some octave playing
22. ) reel ~ duet - finishing with a bit of lovely duet chuckling
23. ) jig ~ duet = octaves - & finishing with more laughter between good friends
24. ) reel ~ Mick Doherty
25. ) Lancers / Rakes of Mallow (tunes for a figure of ‘The Lancers Quadrille’) ~ duet
26. ) reel ~ Mick Doherty
27. ) air, lament ~ Mick Doherty
28. ) reel ~ duet
29. ) air / highland ~ duet
Track 6 ~ “The Speaking Waltz” / “Mrs. Kenny’s Waltz”
Submitted on January 4th 2002 by jmmana.
Basically, except that "The Speaking Waltz" in full has more parts… I’ll do some transcribing from this recording and also chase it up elsewhere. I’m pretty sure I have Johnny Doherty’s playing of it as well.
I’ve chased up some other sources and will add ‘The Speaking Waltz’ to the tune database, including a transcription of this take on it. As said, the ‘historic’ version of the waltz is basically 5-parts ~ AABBCCDDEEFF, six parts. I’ll also want to offer up a transcription accessible to winds, so it may be a little while.
I’ve also written a review of this recording, which was a welcomed and unexpected gift, well chosen considering how I have a fondness for things raw, and having a great love for octave playing too. There is some emotion tied up in it, reminding me of a missed friend, fiddler, dancer, duet partner ~ the late Michael Dunne…
"Michael Joseph Dunne" ~ a hornpipe
After more thought and listening pleasure I’ll polish up that review and add it later too…
A little more on Michael ~
"Michael Dunne’s Jig" ~ and links to some transcriptions of his playing…
Just to clarify, Michael is relevant to the review I’ve written and will add later… Mick & Robert’s relationship in music reminded me of mine and Michael’s, and in both situations much more than just he music…