The Torn Jacket

By Tommy Guihen

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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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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"

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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