Paddy “Nenagh” O’Brien
Another beautiful composition of Paddy "Nenagh" O’Briens like all his other tunes.
The New House
I’ll second that - his tunes always have great melody and every note has it’s place (you can’t leave any out!). On that last point do any of you have trouble getting the "B Bflat A" phrase in the first bar of part 2 or is it just me?
Sorry, I’ve re-checked, it should be the "C B Bflat" phrase!
It sounds like lilting when played on a mandolin or mandola. It especially comes to hand beautifully on a CGDa instrument. Any Viola players out there?
Thanks for posting this Graham -
Always wondered where this tune came from.. …cheers!
“The Compositions of Paddy O’Brien”
J.D.C. Publications Ltd., 1992
Page 8: "The New House"
& often played in a set with ~
"The Boys of Lough Gowna"
The New House in a set played by James Keane
Michael Dwyers (aka The Two and Sixpenny Girl), The New House, and the Tar Road to Sligo.
X: 2 ; The New House
Taken from the new Danú’s recording "Buan".
Pretty good jig, this version is more relaxing to play for whistles. 🙂
That is just amazing!
Re: The New House
A shapely, lovely tune - would be good on piano (sadly my piano has retired to Orkney - 1920s will see 100th anniv of it being in my family …).