Got this cracking little tune off a friend who recorded it from a Live Ireland webcast, played by one unidentified fiddler (double-tracked) or two fiddlers.
Have asked a number of knowledgeable people before posting it here but nobody can identify it. Sounds like a good old Donegal fiddle tune in the first part and then goes modern.
Might it be a mesh of two tunes? Going only by the abcs and not playing it, using this website only http://abctunesearch.com/ it seems like the first part is related to Jackson’s first part https://thesession.org/tunes/1665 and the second part is related to this first part https://thesession.org/tunes/4324
Haven’t played it, might be completely wrong, but there you go, good luck.
Certainly the first part is reminiscent of Jackson’s. I find the kinship between the second part and the other tune you mention more tenuous.
I would be very wary of assuming that this or any other tune is a "mesh". From the experience of trying to identify unknown tunes I have found you can find bars and entire phrases of trad tunes in other trad tunes. That’s just how the music is - it doesn’t mean that anybody deliberately - consciously - assembled a tune out of bits of other tunes.
Fair enough, like I said, I hadn’t really played it and haven’t listened to any of the tunes in question. More just a passing thought anyway….
Re: Gan Ainm
Taken 6 years, but I found it, and don’t know how I didn’t come across it before.
The reel is entitled "The Sally Rod", and the mystery track is from "The Music Of Somewhere Else" by Nollaig Casey. It’s not a CD I have, so I can’t confirm whether or not it’s an original composition, but I would suspect so.
I’ll change the title, and it should connect to the recording.
Re: The Sally Rod
Duh…………….. CD title is "The Music Of What Happened".
Re: The Sally Rod
Brilliant, thanks Kenny for solving the mystery.