This reel was composed/written down by my father, Martin Ruane, on 2 April 1964. It was recorded by Dad on a reel to reel tape at home, date unknown. I have submitted the written version. Will Harmon has been of great assistance in transcribing the recorded version which I hope to include here. I will also be making the recorded version soundclip available to members. If any member likes the tune and can record him/herself playing it, I would love to hear it. Regards, Mairtin
Well done Mairtin! Thank you for sharing this reel with us. I thoroughly enjoyed hearing the recording of your father and sussing out the different variations he gave the tune each time through. Great stuff, and a tune that invites variations.
Lovely! Looking forward to hearing the recordings…nicely done indeed, Mairtin.
Bio notes on the composer can be found at https://thesession.org/members/8977
ps Zina, how do you do a link?
OK, now I know.
You can hear the composer of this reel play it on the fiddle at
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“The Cottage On The Hill” ~ reel
Martin Ruane 1894-1986 Fiddler/Composer
Submitted on June 8th 2006 by frozenstiff.
Martin Ruane, Irish Fiddler and Composer ~ 1894-1986
Direct link to the MP3, Martin Ruane on fiddle:
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Sorry but none of those links work. Any chance of putting one up that works thanks,