Of course, this is not the one previously posted here and, I think, more widely played as Mama’s Pet.
This version is "mostly" based on Kevin Crawford’s playing, which I like the best. But it originally comes from the renowned flute player, Eddie Moloney from East Galway.
While Michael McGoldrick plays this tune between Rathlin Island and Sailor on the Rock, I’ve been playing after Tommy Peoples’ in G. It’s a lovely set.
“Mama’s Pet” from East Galway
This great flute tune appears on Catherine and John McEvoy’s recent album. Interestingly, Catherine’s version comes from East Galway and is in fact associated with Eddie Moloney. Michael McGoldrick’s version is also very similar, and I believe it can also be traced back to Eddie Moloney: M. McGoldrick writes he learned it from Frankie Gavin’s playing.
P.S. Sorry for my fragile English in the previous comment. Still not perfect though. And sorry for having posted this tune in D.
When I visited a friend a couple of weeks ago, I found he had Joe Burke’s flute recording "The Tailor’s Choice." As a man from East Galway, Burke in fact plays this Ballinakill version in the Moloneys’ style. Here’s the East Galway version of "The Sailor on the Rock": https://thesession.org/tunes/765/comments#comment166939 M. McGoldrick and Frankie Gavin play it after Mama’s Pet.
Another interesting version: https://thesession.org/tunes/902/comments
Mama’s Pet (East Galway Version)
Gosh!!! I’ve just found a sound clip of Eddie Moloney himself playing this reel: http://www.lafferty.ca/music/irish/flute-geezers/edmaloney2.mp3 (From Rich Lafferty’s Flute Tape Page: http://www.lafferty.ca/music/irish/flute-geezers) Now you see Mike Rafferty’s style originally comes from the Moloneys of Ballinakill.
From The Mountain Road (Sligo)
I’ve just painstakingly noted the abc for the version that goes along with the Sunny Banks on this album. I probably missed the ornaments, but I think that the transcription is pretty close. I’m somewhat baffled by the c situation. It seems to be midway between cnatural and c#.
D:Mountain Road (Sligo)
G2FG EG DE|G2BG dGBG|G2FG EFGA|(3Bcd ed (3Bcd AB|
FEED EDBA|GB B2 GB B2|FEED EFGA||(3Bcd ed (3Bcd gf||
eAA2 eAA2| B~G3|DGBd|eAA2 eAA2| (3Bcd ed (3Bcd gf|
e2dg edBA|~G3A BABd|edef gfge|g2fg edBA||
Mama’s Pet (Sligo Version)
Already here: https://thesession.org/tunes/902
Mama’s Pet (sligo version)
This is not the same version at all as what I just transcribed
I tend to agree with Slainte that the tune Andreal posted is basically the same as #902 in the link above. I can see where there are big differences in the setting but same idea.
BTW the "c" situation especially in some older recordings is sometimes referred to as ‘supernatural’ as it isn’t quite natural and isn’t quite up to the sharp either.
"Andreal", I never suggested the version you posted above and those JMH and Dow had done are identical. But they are all from Sligo, so why not put your valueble contribution on the comments of the other one?
For the record
For anyone who cares, the "Mama’s Pet" that appears on Cathal McConnell’s "Long Expectant Comes at Last" is a jig, and as far as I can gather has no connections to the reel version posted here. From what the liner notes say, the "Mama’s Pet" that he plays comes from "Sean MacAloon, a piper and fiddler from Altawalk, Roslea, Co. Fermanagh", and there is a song connected with it that is about a man who tries to escape his wife by fleeing to Scotland.
I play this reel after Eddie Maloney’s No.2.
It goes well with any tune in E min.
For the record
"For anyone who cares, the "Mama’s Pet" that appears on Cathal McConnell’s "Long Expectant Comes at Last" is a jig, and as far as I can gather has no connections to the reel version posted here. "
The jig "Mama’s Pet" on Cathal McConnell’s ‘Long Expectant Comes at Last" is posted here: https://thesession.org/tunes/8646
is from the flute playing of Gabriel O’Sullivan (1979).
Casey at the Party - Frank Quinn
This tune was recorded in September 1922 by Frank Quinn (1893-1964) of Greagh, Drumlish, Co. Longford entitled "Casey at the Party".
Mama’s Pet, X:4
Here is what I heard Eddie Maloney playing on the "Flute Geezers" tape, except
I have added concertina ornaments (but they would work on most instruments).
Mama’s Pet, X:5
This appears in O’Neill’s Dance Music of Ireland - 1001 Gems (1907), p. 108, no. 591, as Downing’s Reel, Cor Uí Duibnaig.
According to tunearch.org, this tune is also known as Timothy Downing, Peata Mamai, Mama’s Pet, Mammy’s Pet, The First House in Connaught.
Mama’s Pet, X:6
A very nice setting that I learned from John Carty.
Mama’s Pet, X:7
A setting from John and Maggie Carty. This one is a version from East Galway