Larry’s Favourite reel

Also known as Lar Gavin’s Favourite, Larry’s Favorite, Paddy O’Briens.

There are 34 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with Black Pat (a few times) and John Naughton’s (a few times).

Larry’s Favourite has been added to 18 tune sets.

Larry's Favourite has been added to 127 tunebooks.

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Four settings

X: 1
T: Larry's Favourite
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:AG | EAAG A2Bd | eA3 BAGE | G2DG EGDG | GABd edBG |
EAAG A2Bd | eA3 BAGE | GABd gedB | AcBG A2 :|
|:Bd | eaag egfg | eA3 edBe | d2BG AGEF | GABd g2fg |
eaag egfg | eA3 BAGE | GABd gedB | AcBG A2 :|
|:Bd | eaa^g a2=ga | bg3 abge | dggf g2eg | dB3 GABd |
eaa^g a2=ga | bg3 abge | dB3 gedB | AcBG A2 :|
X: 2
T: Larry's Favourite
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
|:AG | EAAG A2 (3Bcd | eA3 BAGE | G2DG EGDE | GA (3Bcd edBg |
eAAG A2 (3Bcd | eA3 BAGE | GA (3Bcd gedB | AcBG A2 :||
|:g| eaag egfg | eA3 edBe | d2BG AGEF | GABd g2fg |
eaag egfg | eA3 BAGE | GABd gedB | AcBG A2 :||
|:(3Bcd | eaa^g a2=ga | bg3 abge | dggf g2eg | dB3 GABd |
eaa^g a2=ga | bg3 abge | dB3 gedB | AcBG A2 :||
# Added by JACKB .
X: 3
T: Larry's Favourite
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
EAAG A2B/c/d | e~A3 BAGE | GGDG EGDE | G2B/c/d edBG |
EAAG A2B/c/d | e~A3 BAGE | G2 ~g3 edB | cABG ABFG |
~E3~A3B/c/d | e~A3 BzAB | GGD^D E2DE | G2B/c/d edBG |
EAAG A2B/c/d | e~A3 BAGE | G2B/c/d gedB | AcBG ~A3d |
e2ag egfg | e~A3 edBe | d2BG AGEF | G2B/c/d ~g3f |
e2ag egfg | e~A3 BAGE | G2B/c/d gedB | AcBG ABcd |
e2ag egfg | e~A3 edBe | d2BG AGEF | G2B/c/d ~g3^g |
~a3g egfg | e~A3 ABBA | G2B/c/d gzdB | AcBG ABcd |
|: e~a3 a2ga | b~g3 abge | dggf ~g3e | d~B3 GABd |
e~a3 a2ga | b~g3 abge | dgf/g/a gedB | AcBG A2B/c/d :|
X: 4
T: Larry's Favourite
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Ador
||:EAAG A2Bd | eA3 BAGE | G2DG EGDE | GABd edBG |
EAAG A2Bd | eA3 BAGE | GABd gedB | AcBG A2 :|
|:eaag egfg|eA~A2 edBe|d2BG AGEF|G2Bd ~g3f|
eaag egfg|eA~A2BAGE|GABd gedB|AcBG ABcd :|
|:ea~a2 aaga|bg~g2 abge|dggf ~g2ge|dB~B2 GABd|
eaag a2ga|bg~g2 abge|dgga gedB|AcBG ABcd:|

Eleven comments

This tune was composed by the late Paddy O’Brien, from Portroe near Nenagh in Co. Tipperary

Larry’s Favourite

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?
Thanks
Urs

I think I heard it played on a show of RTE’s Ceili House some months ago. Still in the archive, I believe.

Thanks slainte,
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 ;-)

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.