The Sporting Days Of Easter reel

Also known as Arty McGlynn’s, Frank Neylon’s, Michael Russell’s, Micho Russell’s, Micko Russell’s, Ned McCormack’s, Northwest Clare Reel No. 2, Paddy In The Smoke.

There are 10 recordings of a tune by this name.

The Sporting Days Of Easter has been added to 4 tune sets.

The Sporting Days Of Easter has been added to 78 tunebooks.

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Six settings

X: 1
T: The Sporting Days Of Easter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
d2cA G2EG|ABAG A2 (3ABc|d2cA BGEG|(3ABA GE D2D2:|
c3d eg~g2|eaag egge|c3d eg~g2|abge d2ed|
c3d eg~g2|eaag egge|fged cAGB|Add^c defe||
X: 2
T: The Sporting Days Of Easter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
|:d2cA GEEG|A/A/AGE A/A/AD2|d2cA GEEG|A/A/AGE D4:|
c3d egge|eaag egge|c3d egge|abge d2ed|
c3d egge|eaag egge|f2ed cAGB|Add^c defe||
X: 3
T: The Sporting Days Of Easter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
Bc|:d2cA GE~E2|ABAG ~A3B|d2cA GE~E2|ABGE D4:|
cBcd eg~g2|a2ag egge|cBcd eg~g2|abge d3c|
cBcd eg~g2|a2ag egg2|fged cAGB|Add^c defe|
X: 4
T: The Sporting Days Of Easter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Cmaj
Bc|d2cA GE~E2|ABAG ~A2B|d2cA GE~E2|ABGE D4:|
cBcd eg~g2|a2ag egge|cBcd eg~g2|abge d3c|
cBcd eg~g2|a2ag egg2|fged cAGB|Add^c defe|
X: 5
T: The Sporting Days Of Easter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
d2cA GEEE|(3AcA GE (3AcA D2|d2cA GEEE|(3AcA GE DEGA|
d2cA GEEE|(3AcA GE (3AcA D2|d2cA GEEE|(3AcA GE D4|
c3d eg~g2|gaag egge|c3d eg~g2|a2ge d3e|
c3d eg~g2|gaag egge|fged cAG2|Add^c defe||
X: 6
T: The Sporting Days Of Easter
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmix
||: d2cA GE~E2 | ABGE ABcA | d2cA GE E2 |1 ABGE d2e :|2 ABGE D3E ||
|| G2AB c2Bc | dge2 dBcA | G2AB cBcA | dcBA GEED |
| G2AB c2Bc | dge2 d2cB | g3e fded | ABcB d2ed ||
|| c3d eggb | ~a2ag egge | cBcd eg~g2 | abge d2ed |
| c2cd egg2 | a2ag efge | fged cAAG | ABcB d4 ||

Eleven comments

Learnt from a friend in Sydney. Aslightly different version appears on Arty McGlynn and Nollaig Casey’s album "Lead The Knave":

|:d2cA GEEG|A/A/AGE A/A/AD2|d2cA GEEG|A/A/AGE D4:|
c3d egge|eaag egge|c3d egge|abge d2ed|
c3d egge|eaag egge|f2ed cAGB|Add^c defe||

The Sporting Days Of Easter

Whilst tune browsing today I discovered this to be a version of a tune called "The Sporting Days Of Easter", which can be found at JC’s index (#191566). Anyone come across this tune before?

Source: Waifs And Strays (Traditional Irish Music From County Clare) by Michael Hynes And Dennis Liddy
Transcription: gmp

Mistake in the 2nd bar

The 2nd bar world be |ABAG ~A3B|

T:Ned McCormack’s
M:4/4
L:1/8
S:Michael Hynes and Denis Liddy - Waifs and Strays
R:reel
Z:gm
K:C
Bc|d2cA GE~E2|ABAG ~A2B|d2cA GE~E2|ABGE D4:|
cBcd eg~g2|a2ag egge|cBcd eg~g2|abge d3c|
cBcd eg~g2|a2ag egg2|fged cAGB|Add^c defe|

Has again been recorded by Michael McGoldrick on his new album ‘Wired’ It is played in a set with ‘The Crosses of Annagh’ and ‘Sporting Nell’.

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McGoldrick´s version Wired

X: 28
T: Micho Russell’s- Paddy in the smoke
R:reel
D: Mike McGoldrick
Z:
M:C|
K:Dmix
d2cA GEEE|(3AcA GE (3AcA D2|d2cA GEEE|(3AcA GE DEGA|
d2cA GEEE|(3AcA GE (3AcA D2|d2cA GEEE|(3AcA GE D4|
c3d eg~g2|gaag egge|c3d eg~g2|a2ge d3e|
c3d eg~g2|gaag egge|fged cAG2|Add^c defe||

Frank Neylon’s, X:5

While this setting bares a few differences, including a third part played in the B section, it seems nice enough to post. Neylon followed this with a single reel: ( https://thesession.org/tunes/7788#setting31681 ).

Frank G. Neylon was a fluter from Corofin, Co. Clare who emigrated to Boston either in the late 1940’s. Neylon played with the Kilfenora Ceili Band and on Radio Éireann before emigration, and then recorded four sides for O’Byrne DeWitt under the label "Copley" with Paddy Cronin. These are lovely and two of them can be heard below. While in Boston, Neylon played in The Tara, New State, and Connaught Ceili Bands at various times with such Boston greats as Sean McGlynn, Brendan Tonra, Eamon Flynn, Tommy Sheridan, Larry Reynolds, and the aforementioned Paddy Cronin. He is known for his "energetic playing and round sound".

Neylon solo: http://www.capeirish.com/tune_vault/boston_cce/clare-reels.mp3

Frank Neylon and Paddy Cronin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oC3yoTydhjM