Mince In A Basket
Source: Last Orders by Liz Doherty
Composer: Claire McLaughlin
Trnscription: gian marco pietrasanta
I believe Claire McLaughlin is a fiddler from Glasgow, second generation Irish. She’s concertina player Simon Thoumire’s wife.
Clare also plays in the very excellent band, Deaf Shepherd, who also recorded this tune. Or at least she does when they play. They have been rather quiet in recent years.
I am not certain but I think this tune was originally in A.
Deaf Shepherd! The new members of the band Finaly MacDonald and Jenna Reid must be busy gigging around with their own bands. A bit of rearch shows that Claire McLaughlin plays with St. Roch’s Ceili Band, at least once a year: http://comhaltas.ie/music/detail/comhaltaslive_336_8_st_rochs_ceili_band/
She does indeed. A great fiddler and lovely person. I think she learnt through St Roch’s. (It is Clare though not Claire).
I think the band are all busy with other things whether that is family life or other musical avenues. They also live quite far apart including at least one member in the Isle of Man.