T: Eddie Moloney's
GF|~E3 CEG|cBG BGF|~E3 CEG|cBG Fgf|
e2c dcB|cBG Bcd|~e3 cdc|1 BGE F:|2 BGE F2A||
BGG edc|BGA _B2c|BGG edc|BGE F2A|
BGG edc|BGA _B=Bc|dgf dcB|1 GFE F2A:|2 GFE F||
There are 3 recordings of this tune.
Eddie Moloney's has been added to 9 tunebooks.
Transcribed from The Kane Sisters’ album Side By Side https://thesession.org/recordings/3727
where they play it in C. They said they got it from Patrick Ourceau. There’s a rather different version on Dana Lyn’s album Looking for the Early Opener https://thesession.org/recordings/1278
where I think it’s in C#.
It appears to be closely related (maybe the same tune) as Hills of Larraga https://thesession.org/tunes/5202 and The Shoemaker’s Fancy http://abcnotation.com/tunePage?a=www.capeirish.com/webabc/collections/CRE/v2/cre2-tunes.txt/0009
The Kanes sometimes play the B flat, sometimes natural, and sometimes slide from the flat to the natural.
Yes, this is probably a version of Hills of Larraga. Eddie Moloney was from the parish of Ballinakill, East Galway, and so is Mike Rafferty.
I saw a photo of Eddie Moloney playing the fiddle, but he has been much more well-known as a flute player: http://www.lafferty.ca/music/irish/flute-geezers
So, it’s quite likely that this jig was originally played by Eddie Moloney in Dmix.
I think Eddie sometimes played Boehm system flute, as does his son Sean. So could have played it in C on flute