Transcription based on John McSherry’s *Soma*. The tune is one of John’s originals. Really catchy tune. 🙂
On the recording the parts are played A B A B C A B C, followed by a D part which I’ve not transcribed because it feels like it’s been tacked on to the end and not really part of the tune at all.
Nice tune!! Thanks for this!
The Wave-Sweeper, X:2
I first learned this tune off of the notes that bdh put up, but since then I have listened to Mike McGoldrick and John Sherry play this tune several times in this video:
I believe some of what I posted is more accurate, and some is just personal preference.
I hope some people find this helpful!
Fair weather and Full sails!
Re: The Wave-Sweeper
I think I know a possible source for the name of this tune.
The Wave-Sweeper was the name of Lugh’s magic coracle, in Irish, Sguabtuinne, which he lent to the Sons of Tuireann for their quest to obtain the blood-price for Cian, Lugh’s father, whom the Sons of Tuireann had killed.