I first heard this fast reel on SIN E first album. It was composed by fiddler (?) Ciarán O’Grady, whose brother James O’Grady was played the pipes and whistle in the band.
More recently I discovered a version very close to the original one, played by Tara Breen and the Tri Tones, now called RIANTA. Their version can be heard in this video, starting at 2’05 (last tune) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpSe_YXo8Ag
that’s one of mine alright. There are slight differences to the original version that I wrote back in 1993 but that’s all part of the fun! I think Ned Kelly (Very fine Nenagh accordion player) kindly shared a few of my tunes around including O’Grady’s Jig, Dingle David, Spanky’s Farewell (Thanks Kenny!) which have also found their way on to this website. Quite satisfying.
I’m planning to record a few of them this year - mid-life crisis and all that…
Thanks for taking the time to add the tune, fiddlebzh. Much appreciated.
and for the record, I can’t play the fiddle - just concertina.
All the best,
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