T: Eddie Moloney's
EF|GEEE cABG|ABGE A2 EF|GEEE cABG|ABGE D2:|
GA|Bdde dBGB|AcBG AGEG|Bdde dBGB|AAGE D2
GA|Bdde dBGB|AcBG AGEG|Bdde gedB|ABGE D2||
There are 3 recordings of this tune.
Eddie Moloney’s has been added to 4 tune sets.
Eddie Moloney's has been added to 13 tunebooks.
I have notated this from Bua’s album ‘Down the Green Fields’ (2011), where it is the opening track. It is played with a bit of swing, and I love its simplicity. I searched the database several times but couldn’t find it.
This reminds me of the version of the “New Mown Meadows”, as played and lilted by the Rafferty brothers on this recording :
However, the first part is very similar to “The Three Scones Of Boxty”.
Is there any information in the sleeve notes, Nigel ?
I’m afraid it was an iTunes download, Kenny, so no sleeve and no sleeve notes.
“Sean and Devin learned this setting of ‘The Fair Wind’ from a recording of Eddie Moloney, a renowned flute player from Ballinakill, Co. Galway.” There’s a few sentences more in the liner notes, but it’s all about Eddie rather than the tune.
… does indeed look like 2/3 of “A Fair Wind”, if played in “G” rather than “A”.
….feckin’ “iTunes” 🙂
I’ve most often (if not always) heard A Fair Wind played in G.
…me too. The only example I can think of playing it in “A” was a recording made either solo by John McSherry, or possibly with his siblings in “Tamalin”.
First part is the transposition in G of the 2nd part , in D, of Rip the Calico https://thesession.org/tunes/719#setting13791
All the less to my ears.