Dermot Grogan’s No. 2
I know of two Dermot Grogan tunes. The first one I learned from Larry Nugent and it is on his first CD. The second one is this one, which I got off of Catherine McEvoy’s CD with Felix Dolan. There may be more Dermot Grogan tunes out there, i don’t know. In any case, this one is a really nifty and somewhat unusual-sounding jig. The second part is particularly striking with the repeated ‘ebb’ and ‘dfa’ phrases. What really makes the tune, though, is changing up the phrasing in the second part. This is what Catherine McEvoy does and it sound great. In other words, take breaths (or pauses) in different places in the second part each time around.
Anybody know Dermot Grogan?
Dermot Grogan’s No. 3
Well, just listened to tune attributed to Dermot Grogan on the first track M
Pat Mahon’s: https://thesession.org/tunes/4762
The Nervous Man version
G,|:CEC ECE|CDE DCA,|G,A,C EGc|AcA GED|
CEC ECE|GAG ECA,|G,A,C EGc|1AGE C2G,:|2AGE CEG|]!
|:c2c GEC|DCA, CA,G,|CEG c2B|Adc BGF|
E^DE GE=D|CDE DCA,|G,A,C EGc|1AGE CEG:|2AGE C2|]
Version #3 is what I’ve been playing. I recently picked up some nice variations from a friend who learned the tune from an obscure source.
Version #2 is a completely different tune, usually played in G major: https://thesession.org/tunes/2973
This may have been written by Martin "Junior" Crehan (1908-1998).
the tune listed above by geoffwright is a completely different tune and is in fact the "Kilmovee", which is usually in G