This tune was composed by the late Paddy O’Brien, from Portroe near Nenagh in Co. Tipperary
Does any of you know a version to download mp3 or similar - has not to be a complete tune, but maybe the tune once around?
I think I heard it played on a show of RTE’s Ceili House some months ago. Still in the archive, I believe.
it is in the archive on aug 28.
The version is very ceili band sound - which is not my preferred style, but it is for sure a version in Paddy O’Briens spirit.
I learnt the tune from Kevin Rowsome at a workshop, but I would like to play a version to my band mates, so they can imagine better versions than mine ;-)
What’s wrong with ceili band style playing?
I first heard the tune played by Clare concertina player Dympna O’Sullivan on "The Sanctuary Sessions," the collection of live recordings in Cruises Bar in Ennis. Really mighty playing and great version of the tune. I think that’s what you really want, urs.
I haven’t learned it yet. I’m just lazy.
nothing wrong with ceili band style playing!
just a matter of individual taste which cannot be discussed ;-)
Larry’s Favourite (reel)
You can see this reel being played solo by one of the members here on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIJGIB76XgA
Orla Harrington - Melting Snow
Quentin Cooper plays this lovely reel on the mandolin on Orla Harrington’s recent CD, Melting Snow. The Youtube video referred to is also a lovely version, and better than Quentin’s playing, with some spontaneous and interesting variations. Quentin’s setting is closer to the version in Paddy O’B’s book of tunes.
Larry’s Favourite, X:3
from the playing of Órlaith McAuliffe
Larry’s Favourite, X:4
I learnt this reel listening to this version of the great Órlaith McAuliffe, so I tried to transcript her basic version which I think is just gorgeous. You can pay atention on how she uses some keyed notes (G#, D#) to make subtle and beautiful variations.
Re: Larry’s Favourite
Órlaith McAuliffe… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHdf-z63dKI