The Torn Jacket

By Tommy Guihen

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  1. The View Across The Valley
    Father Newman’s
  2. Kilglass Lakes
    The Mouse In The Cupboard
    The Fisherman’s
  3. The Navy On The Shore
    Peig McGrath’s
    McFadden’s
  4. Lament For Jim Flynn
  5. Connie The Soldier
    Fasten The Leg In
  6. The High Hills Of Largy
    The Mossy Banks
  7. Darby’s Farewell
    Father O’Grady’s Trip To Bocca
    The Baltimore Salute
  8. Eleanor Plunkett
  9. The Master’s Return
    Kiss The Maid Behind The Barrel
  10. The Killeigh
    A Builder Of Bridges
  11. The Killavil
    Andy McGann’s
    The Lark In The Morning
  12. The Bellharbour
    The Piper’s Despair
    The Boys Of Dublin
  13. Una Bhan
  14. The Parcel Of Land
    The Street Player
    The Drunken Landlady
  15. Tonn Teine
    The Torn Jacket
    The Longford Spinster

Five comments

Re: The Torn Jacket

About time too, but well worth the wait. A collection of flute classics from the traditional repertoire, but also including some of the best compositions from the last 30 years or so, played by a highly-respected flute player who, to use his own words, has "never sought fame, fortune, or promotion". This CD was launched last Tuesday night at the 2017 "Willie Clancy Summer School", with some of the finest flute players in Ireland today assembling to pay tribute to Tommy and his music. Straightforward, honest traditional Irish flute music played to the highest standard.

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Re: The Torn Jacket

Track #3 - first reel is more commonly known as "The Navvy On The Shore". May be a typo, maybe not - it’s not a ridiculous concept. I’ve added "Navy On The Shore" as an alternative title to the tune listed here so that the link connects.

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Re: The Torn Jacket

Hi Kenny - hope you are well.

Martin Donohue has posted a video on Facebook of Tommy Guihen and Patsy Hanly playing in a concert at Miltown Malbay last week. Tommy introduces what I presume is the same tune as "Navvy on the Line" They play it with "Peg McGraths"

Re: The Torn Jacket

All fine with me, Norman, thanks very much. Just survived another Willie Week, but I do wish I’d gone to that concert, however I was stuck in a session at the time, and stayed where I was. "Navvy / Navy : Line / Shore" - whatever. I usually call it "The Navvy On The Line", after first hearing it on the "Bothy Band" first LP, as I’m sure many others do. Anyway, the link now works for anyone who needs the dots. All the best.

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track 6 : The High Hills of Largy/The Mossy Banks

The inner notes mention Vincent Broderick as composer of The Mossy Banks. I have some doubt about that as I don’t find this title in either of the 2 books of his compositions as transcribed by Antóin Mac Gabhann.
Furthermore, this comment of thearchivist attributes this tune to Tommy Gunn https://thesession.org/tunes/1846#comment775041