This tune has a great pulse to it: DUM dee dum-dee-dum, DUM dee dum-dee-dum.
If you’re playing this on fiddle, try getting some drones in by playing the open E or A string where possible.
Key signature - shouldn’t this be A mixolydian?
’Cos it starts and ends on an A, and every time I play that G-natural it sounds odd (good odd, that is).
I s’pose it doesn’t matter much, seeing as the key signatures are the same.
By the way, I was reading this music history book and it said that back in the day “folk musicians” were the only ones who didn’t bother putting their tunes in the standard modes. And now nobody else uses them.
A fun tune; glad I stumbled across it! Does anyone know anything about it?
Not I… 😏 But, as I give it a go, it has the feel of something more recently composed?
Jerry Read Smith? ~ for which no one has yet left a comment for this recording!?: https://thesession.org/recordings/3512
I play this tune at my session all the time, and I have no idea of where it came from. I always played it with the Athol Highlanders, since it had that kind of rhythm to it.
I never thought about playing this one with the Blarney Pilgrim…
Hi, the album ‘Strayaway Child’ (by Jerry Read smith), credits the composer as being Cary Reid, composed around 1980 it says. The album itself is dated 1981. This is a rare notation on the internet so kudos to the poster. To my (untrained) ears, the B part 4th bar on the recording sounds a little more like |def g2f| with the high G matching the start of the 5th bar,
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