The Miser’s Purse
This is the first tune I’ve submitted! I got it from my teacher Kathy DeAngelo who got it from Michelle O’Brian in Galway. It is a Donegal tune and has that great Scottish flavor.
Well done Andee. I’m curious though about how fast you play this. I can imagine it as a reel, but it also seems like it would fit very well as a highland—not so fast and a bit "marchy," if you know what I mean.
Nice tune Andee.
Thanks guys! Yeah, the funny thing is I asked my teacher if it was a reel because it kinda sounded like maybe something else—at the time I thought a Strathespy, but a highland would make more sense. She doesn’t play it very fast at all.
Michelle O’Brien and Loaise Kelly Versione
I’ve just learned this nice tune from the playing of Michelle O’Brien and Laoise Kelly in the Live at the Dock album, and it goes slightly different, especially in the second part.
Here’s a rough transcription of what I think they play:
T: Miser’s Purse, The
S: Michelle O’Brian & Laoise Kelly - Live at the Dock
|: eA (3AAA cAec | dB (3BBB aefa | eA (3AAA cAec |1 dfBd cAaf :|2 dfBd cA A2 |
| agaf ecAc | Bbba gefg | agaf ecAc | dfBd cA A2 |
| agaf ecAc | B2 ba gefg | aefb afec | dfBd cAaf |
I think Paul Bradley’s version is also similar to their playing.