Composed by Vincent Broderick. Mich Neilsen , of Copenhagen, put me onto this fine flute tune when he sent me a tape years ago of 2 Danish musicians playing Irish music on flute and harp.
Recorded by Desi Wilkinson & Gerry O’Connor. Sometimes played with the 2 parts in reverse order, in fact I think that may have been how it was composed, but this version seems more popular.
This is an other version not very different
D3E ~G3B|d2BG dGBG|E2BE dEBE|dBAG FAGE|
DEDE ~G3B|d2BG dGBG|FGAB cdef|gedc BGGB:|
d2BG dGBG|E2BE dEBE|d2BG dGBG|FGAc BGGB|
d2BG dGBG|E2BE dEBE|FGAB cdef|gedc BGGB:|
A & B
Yeah, I’ve got at least 2 recordings, most notably The Magic Square, which put the B part first. Also Hell on the Nine Mile — it’s usually played that way in East Coast sessions. Moving Cloud plays it as Kenny has it. Great tune either way.
The Coachman’s Whip
I’ve always played it as Kenny has it. However, VB’s book (The Turoe Stone) is proof that the tune was originally composed with the parts in reverse order. Another important difference is that bar 3 of each part has C nats instead of B, like this |E2cE dEcE|.
it doesn’t sound quite like:
ge|d2GG G2Bd|e2dB A2GA|BEE2 BGAB|BGGE Dgge|
d2GG G2Bd|e2dB A2GA|BGAG EDBA|GEED G2:||
B2AG EDBA|G2AD EDBA|B2AG EDBA|BEE2 B2GA|
B2AG EDBA|G2AD EDBA|B2AG EDBA|BDAE G4:||
but it has the same feel…
(“???” originally submitted by DJF in A Maj:
Re: The Coachman’s Whip
Dr. Dow… Yes. C natural instead of B. Learned it from Antoin macGhaoibin as he learned it from Vincent. Please post that version if you have it. Thanks!
The Coachman’s Whip, X:4
I’ve based this setting on the playing of James Cullinan in Doolin in 2016, on the YouTube link at the bottom, and it’s the first tune in the set. There’s also a thread discussing this set, and the tuning/key too :
It was just by chance that I came across the tune here, and it’s the first time I’ve heard it (although I must have played the video about 92 times!
I personally prefer it in Amaj fingering, which is the version I’ve done here.