This great jig is on “Dusk Till Dawn” (Charlie Lennon, Johnny Og Connolly). I believe it was, in fact, composed by Mr. Lennon.
Oisín MacDiarmada’s Version
Learned this recently at a fiddle workshop led by Oisín MacDiarmada of Téada, who did, indeed, attribute it to Charlie Lennon. Not sure how Charlie intended it to be played, but Oisín played/taught it almost with a hint of syncopation - admitting it (his playing of it, anyhow) was more of a show piece than a rousing session or dance tune. Here’s his version:
I agree, eigmann, and you must have loved it to leave your first comment for 16 years! I love her tempo, although some might call it too slow - I wouldn’t.
Re: Tommy McCarthy’s
It’s pretty much at the speed which Charlie Lennon himself recorded it with Johnny og Connolly, and would lose something if played any faster, IMHO. Angelina Carberry is one of the most tasteful banjo players you’ll ever come across.
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