I read through this reel about a year ago and added it to my "to learn" list; realized again yesterday that I really do like it. We’ve stuck it with Glass of Beer and a whole series of reels after that.
I’m turning that first E into a EDE triplet; also I have a different version of the B part that I might integrate… so more soon!
I like this reel, but there is always contention about whether to repeat the parts or not. It’s usually written with no repeats, but I have a recording of Joe Burke playing it with Charlie Lennon, and he does repeats… I usually play it with a couple of other ‘e-minor’ tunes like The fermoy Lasses and Toss The feathers, say.
Matt Molloy has a different version, in which the B-part stays in E dorian instead of shifting down to D major. Something like this:
e2fe befe|deed aded|e2fe befe|defa geed| …..
This is only a rough approximation from memory, so don’t go learning it. It’s on his 1st (I think) solo album, with Donal Lunny.
Here’s the other version of the tune that I have, I could almost post it as a separate one, no? Looks close enough to what you were saying, David. I’ll have to go listen to that album… cheers.
BE (3EDE BAFE|D2 (3FED ADFD|BE (3EDE BAFA|(3B^cd eg fded|
BE (3EDE BAFE|D2 (3FED ADFD|BE (3EDE BAFA|(3B^cd eg fde2||
e2 (3gfe bege|defg agfg|e2 (3gfe ‘bege|defa geed|
e2 (3gfe Bege|defg ae (3fga|’bgaf gefd|(3B^cd eg fe e2||
Last year I learned a very graceful version of this tune from Paul Dooley, a lovely fiddler in Ennistymon. Something like this:
T: Patsy Tuohey’s
S: Paul Dooley
Z: Hiroyuki Yamada
BE ~E2 BAFA|D2 (3FED ADFA|BE ~E2 BAFB|1 ABde fedc:|2 ABde fedf||
e2 ge bege|defg afdf|e2 ge bege|defa geed|
e2 ge bege|defg a2 ga|(3bag af gedA|(3Bcd eg fdcd||
He told us in the workshop that he usually plays this tune between Tommy Peoples’ reels (https://thesession.org/tunes/1100, https://thesession.org/tunes/192) Lovely set, but I need to practice this one and T Peoples’ Bm one more. Not easy for a mediocre whistle player.
Listen to Joe Derrane and Séamus Connolly play this tune: http://www.mapleshaderecords.com/reviews/mp3s/bostonedge9.mp3
By the way, what’s the last tune in the clip? It really sounds familiar.
in the album "the unseen dance" by evergreen, it is performed twice.
I like the second version better, where it is played as a guitar and lute duet.
played here by Matt Malloy and Dervish..2nd tune
Willie and Siobhán Kelly
T: Patsy Tuohey’s
S: Willie and Siobhán Kelly
Z: Jack Gilder
BE ~E2 BFAF|D2 F/E/D ADFA|BE ~E2 BAFB|ABde fded||
BE ~E2 BFAF|D2 F/E/D ADFA|BE ~E2 BAFB | ABde feed:||
e2 ge bege|defg agfg|e2 ge bege|defa geed|
e2 ge Bege|defg a2 ga|b/a/g a/g/f gfed|B/c/d eg feed:||
Frank Quinn - The New Found Out Reel
The accordionist Frank Quinn (1893-1964) recorded this tune with the title "The New Found Out" in 1923. It’s practically the same version as published by O’Neill in ‘Waifs and Strays’ (1922) entitled "Touhey’s Favorite Reel". Quinn’s title is associated with another tune.