This is from Grainne Murphy’s Short Stories CD. She is a wonderful fiddler. I don’t know the lineage of this tune but I think it’s a keeper.
Love it. Thanks for passing it on last week at Lark.
Tim - thanks for sharing this tune at Lark; I’ve already taught it to a great SF fiddler, and I’m sure it will creep into the Plough sessions.
SO on it!
Thanks for the post! From Dining Hall Porch to sessions far and wide! Keep ‘em comin’!
Seeing that it’s paired with a tune called Mountain Dew (Which aside from the Irish ballad, it is also the title of a Southern U.S. song, made famous by Grandpa Jones) and the key is in A Mixolydian,(A key common in Appalachian and Bluegrass music) I think I’m safe in saying that this tune is of American origin.
Listen to Grainne play it it here.
Pretty sure Grainne wrote this one.
Just checked with Grainne and she answered my email straight away:
"John Redmond, a box player from Wexford, and I composed Tree Gap together. As I mentioned in the liner notes, though, he deserves most of the credit for it! Great to hear that people are playing it!"