Nice little Manx tune, that is un-named in the Clague collection. The title means ‘81,’ but I’m not sure at what point it was given this numbering, or why!
Isle of Man tunes???
I don’t know if it’s only me, but I think ‘manxygirl’ are bombing this site (wich is for IRISH tunes) with tunes from Isle of Man, about 40 tunes I think. In my wiev, a few Isle of Man tunes would be a kind of OK.
It’s not personal, just my humble opinion…..sorry manxygirl.
I think these Manx tunes are great and a refreshing change. Simple and melodic and and a lot more celtic than some of the stuff on here.
I love the titles as well - like Gaelic written by a five year old ( only joking 😉 ! )
only Irish tunes??
Nothing personal taken, everyone is entitled to their opinion! Would you have the same complaint about people adding Scottish tunes (of which there are an awful lot on here!)? I’ve also seen polish, norwegian, swedish, english, welsh etc. added. What I’ve been trying to show as well, is that Manx tunes are linked with Irish/Scottish tunes, and there are a lot of similarities in repertoire style. There are also a couple of discussions in the past where people have asked for Manx tunes, so only trying to oblige. Everyone has different tastes, and that’s why The Session is great in my opinion - and who knows, it may open your horizons a bit…
Gaelic written by a 5 year old! I like it - I’ll pass that one on to our language officer!
Music of the Gaels
In my opinion, the Isle of Man is part of the world of the Gaels which spans Ireland, parts of Scotland and Man. The nation-state divisions that currently exist are not based upon culture. It’s quite artificial, again in my opinion, to suggest that the music of Donegal and Kerry are more closely related than that of Man to either of those or the Hebrides.
@muspc - of course can anyone have an opinion, but still, this site is ment for IRISH tunes, not Gaelic tunes as such. As far as I know 😉 Donegal and Kerry are placed on the Green Island.
ceili -get over it. Manxygirl’s submissions have sent me scurrying to you-tube and such to learn more about these charming tunes of which I was woefully ignorant. Better ignorant than intolerant.
Personally, I like seeing some Manx tunes on the site - in my neck of the woods, sources for this Celtic folk tradition are hard to come by!
While many of the tunes are not quite as "lively" as the Irish tradition perhaps, they are still part of the overal Celtic tradition. I’m glad to be able to try and learn a few of these to add to the repertoire. As "5stringfool" mentioned, it also has me checking these out on you-tube to hear what they sound like.
Keep them coming - gura mie eu!
ceili, just ignore tunes you’re not interested in. It’s that simple. Please allow the rest of us to enjoy what we wish. In my opinion, these tune are directly relevant to the Irish tradition. There’s nothing at all in The Session FAQ about posting tunes that don’t meet your standard of what is Irish or not. These are interesting, good tunes. Aside from the ones *directly* related to Irish and Scottish pieces, there are similar turns of phrase, etc., that contribute to an overall understanding of the broad tradition.
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This tune looks to me like a version of "The Parting Glass". Very nearly the same tune, both parts, with a bar and a half in the second part doing a sort of variation - almost a harmony.
Chicken or the egg? 😉
Oh, the egg. Without a doubt. 🙂
Thanks for the support! Like I said before, would ceili be complaining about people adding Scottish tunes (of which there are hundreds on this site)? I personally don’t see the difference. This site might have originally been set up to share Irish session music, but it seems to have grown beyond that. What I think is really great about The Session, is discovering all the links that there are between tunes from different Celtic countries.
Sorry if anyone feels like I’m ‘bombing’ the site with Manxness, but I’m on maternity leave at the minute, and have a lot less teaching and playing to do than normal. So I’m trying to get tunes posted while I have the time. That will all change next month I’m sure!
I forgot to add…if anyone is interested in learning more about Manx music, then have a look at www.manxmusic.com or there’s a Manx Music and Dance page on Facebook as well!
We (my wife and I ) play some of these Manx tunes here (Olympia, Wa, USA) , at jams and gigs and they are very much liked. Particularly ‘The Cradle Song’ (one of my favs) which seems to always get people’s attention when we play it. Thanks for sharing these tunes.
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