Fort Of The Daft Woman
I got this tune from the Ready for the Storm album by Déanta. (https://thesession.org/recordings/790)
In trying to find out more about it, I also ran across the Bridget Cleary recording on the web. (https://thesession.org/recordings/5082)
I don’t know any more about it, like who wrote it. (It’s just a guess, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was composed by Deidre or Kate from Déanta). I learned it because it has some good elements as a teaching tune for banjo players, including a lot of double stop and low drone opportunities in the A part, and some good finger gymnastics in the B part, without being TOO difficult. So I taught it to my class at PIMW this year, and figured that I had better transcribe it for them.
As usual with posting tunes, I struggle to figure out what to put in the "base setting" and what not to put in. I did integrate a couple of variations. One is the on the second half of the A part, where I transcribed what Deidre (flute) was playing instead of what Kate (fiddle) was playing on the Déanta recording. And I put a little twist on the resolve of the B part that gives it a bit of separation from the A part.
Just ran across a note on irishtune.info that mentioned that it was actually composed by Rosie Mulholland, the keyboard and (other) fiddle player in Déanta.
Fort Of The Daft Woman, X:2
another variation of the great version posted here from Reverend also following the same source= the album "Ready for the storm" by Deanta