Dermot Byrne

By Dermot Byrne

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Dermot Byrne

Dermot is known as Altan’s box player. On this CD which was recorded in 1995 he is accompanied by Stephen Cooney (git., keyb.) Trevor Hutchinson (dbl. bass) and Donal Lunny ( bouz., git.,bodh.)
I like his relaxed, crisp playing. He also offers a lot of variety on this CD.

4.) Highlands

1.) “Frank Cassidy’s” / “The Laird O’ Thrums”
~ highland fling / strathspey
Key signature: Amajor
Submitted on May 30th 2007 by benhall.1.

2.) “Jimmy Lyons” / “The Miller O’ Hirn”
~ highland fling / strathspey
Key signature: Amajor
Submitted on June 30th 2001 by martin t.

3.) “The Brown-Sailed Boat” / “Peter Baillie”
~ highland fling / strathspey
Key signature: E Dorian
Submitted on April 15th 2004 by jdave.

Discussion: Highlands…
# Posted on May 28th 2007 by dinn2

Track 7, the 2nd tune ‘is’ Dan R. McDonald’s reel “Reichswall Forest”

It’s not Winston ‘Scotty’ Fitzgerald’s reel setting of Neil Gow’s strathspey “Miss Erskine of Torry”, which some choose to call “Winston in the 50’s”…

But, a lovely rendition of Dan R.’s reel, brilliant! Thanks for the kick Dermot…

Thanks for that kuec… It’s a lovely reel…

Re: Dermot Byrne

Jimmy Lyon’s is #1 on track 4, and The Brown-Sailed Boat #2. The Laird O’ Thrums isn’t there at all. The final highland is Miss Ramsey - (setting #1 is close enough, but it’s played in E).