A great reel by the late Paddy O’Brien of Newtown, Co. Tipperary. This tune is often played with Ormond Sound and Town Teine - two other great compositions by Paddy.
Is this tune copyrighted?
I learned a slightly different version of this tune, as part of a trhee tune set, at a Banjo workshop in Tubbercurry, Sligo. The teacher (whose name I forget) knew this and the other two tunes in the set only as Paddy O’Brien’s. I now know that one of the other tunes was Ormond Sound, but as I didn’t have a tape recorder with me, I have forgotten the remaining one - it is highly probable that it was Town teine. Carrie - I would be grateful if you could post that one as well.
Anyway, this is the setting I have:
D2FA BAFA|defd Bee2|d3B A2FA|BGEF GEFE|
D2FA BAFA|defd e2fg|agfa e2dB|1ABde fdd2:|2ABde fddc|:
d2fd Adfa|bgef g2fe|d3B A2FA|BA (3Bcd egfe|
d2fd Adfa|bgef g2fg|f2df eBdB|1ABde fddc:|2ABde fdd2||
I learnt the three of those as Paddy O’Briens set too - they are gorgeous tunes - I especially love Ormond sound. Nice To finally have names for them as well. Thanks
"The Compositions of Paddy O’Brien"
J.D.C. Publications Ltd., 1992
All tunes Copyright ~ The executors of the late Paddy O’Brien
Page 53 ~ "Iniscealtra"
Eileen O’Brien plays the complete set composed by her father
Creadur, I like your setting. Good, good (though it does have 2 top Bs that I struggle to get (arthritis)).
Recorded in Ennis, TradFest session, November 2019