I’ve posted this tune in memory of Con Durham who passed in the summer of 2012. Though Con was a great piper, he played this tune on whistle with Mazz O’Flaherty on guitar on their album "An Ar Sli’". The transcription posted here is a loose interpretation as I hear it for banjo but Con himself probably never played this the same way twice. As Mazz related, Con played this for Ide’s first communion and Ide played it for a memorial concert in Dingle for Con’s family last year. I promised Mazz I would play it every week until I couldn’t play anymore but I never play it at sessions.
As a reel, it’s rather slow. Con played it at just over 80 bpm (if you count it off in cut time.) It almost has a "hornpipey" (or barndance,) feel if you add a little swing to it. It easily accepts ornamentation. I hope you enjoy it.