Shoemaker’s Daughter Ed Reavy
I learn’t this tune by air from a cd call Pride of erin under 18’s All-Ireland Champions. The tune is the first track on the cd and it’s
called the Reel na Glaise Selection. The guy who plays it is Marcus Moloney and he play banjo. He plays that tune with a capo on the second fret. Excellent banjo player and he was under 18 at the time. I’ve got on or two lesson off him in the past
and think he is one to watch out for. The oranamation on the tune suits banjo and it’s play more or less the same as the cd. It’s the first tune I’ve by ear and I’m quiet please. Any comments on it please let me know.
It’s played quite often in my neck of the woods, and it rocks, I love it.
On the way back from the Willie Clancy week, I was in Ennis on the Saturday night, before catching a flight from Shannon the next morning. I went along to "Cruises" bar, which had a session with 4 resident musicians, including a banjo-player. After a bit, I was cajoled to join in, and when the introductions were made, the banjo-player’s name was Marcus. Now I bought that tape you mentioned a few years back, and putting 2 & 2 together, said "Would your surname be Moloney ?". He thought I must be psychic! Marcus is as good a banjo-player as I’ve ever come across - right up there with O’Connor, Egan, Scahill or Griffin.
Marcus has a sound of his own on the banjo. Nobody I’ve heard sound like him.
It’s an Ed Reavy tune.
I know this with the second part somewhat different - no rolls on the Fnat there.
Not good transcription butg lovely Reavy tune
I’ve never seen or heard the tune played this way. Much closer I think is the version found here: http://trillian.mit.edu/~jc/cgi/abc/tuneget?F=GIF&U=/~jc/music/abc/by/EdReavy/Reavycom.abc&X=37&T=SHOEMAKERSDAUGHTER.
At least that’s the way it’s played in sessions around north Clare — Ennistymon, Doolin, Kilfenora. And it’s closer to Reavy’s own version.
The Fn is often played F#, making it much more flute-friendly.
George Keith plays a very nice version of this
Hopefully this link stays fresh: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AerVZHfJ2P8&NR
Ed Reavy - Shoemaker’s Daughter
Here is what it gives on the Ed Reavy site itself
T:The Shoemaker’s Daughter
N:Ed wrote the tune in the fifties,
N:but it did not become popular in Ireland
N:until the seventies, when it
N:was record by Seamus Connelly,
N:the well-known Galway fiddler.
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The Shoemaker’s Daughter, X:3
Really enjoyed the version played here by Haley Richardson and Jayne Pomplas so I decided to transcribe it. The transcription’s based on the first time it’s played. It’s the second tune, starting around 2:10.