This is the second tune played on track 5 (Bealach an Doirin — The Path through the Wood) of Boil the Breakfast Early (The Chieftains 9). It was played in D minor on that album, but I’ve given the ABC notation in E minor, the key in which I have heard it played most often.
“Teahan’s Favourite” / “Seamus Creagh’s” ~ Ptarmigan transcript
Finger on the button, but before things go ‘poof’, and knowing that feeling, here’s Ptarmigan’s bit of work on this tune, transcribed from where?, well, he didn’t say, so hopefully he will add something to this later?
Submitted on November 14th 2005 by Ptarmigan:
T: Seamus Creagh’s
T: Teahan’s Favourite
efe B2 A GFE B2 A | FED A2 D d2 D A2 B |
efe B2 A GFE B2 A |1 FED F2 A F2 E E3 :|
2 FED F2 A F2 E E2 A ||
B2 e ede f2 a afa | baf a2 f e2 d B2 A |
B2 e ede f2 a afa | baf a2 f e3 e2 d |
B2 e ede f2 a afa | baf a2 f e2 d B2 e |
fgf f2 e ded B2 A | FED F2 A F2 E E3 ||
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Recorded by Billy & Julia Clifford as the "Knocknagree", I seem to remember.
Here it is from Kevin Burke (second tune)
No sorry, the first tune.
This is the second one….
Played by Jackie Daly and Seamus Creagh
“Going to the Well for Water” ~ the second tune in the above set
That’s an aweful lot of recordings. But one I query. The Rowsome Tradition by Kevin Rowsome is a great piping cd. But Murphy’s on there is a hornpipe.
Eber Finn ~ it is the loose nature of the database, not all "Teahan’s" on this site are the same tune, but all tunes called "Teahan" can and often do link to something other than what is actually on the recording. It can be confusing and does lessen the value of the database in this respect. Consider "Padraig O’Keeffe’s". Yes, and did I mention ‘frustrating’?
Padraig O’Keeffe / Denis Murphy & Julia (Murphy) Clifford / Terry Teahan - - - et al…
Re: Teahan’s Favourite
Ceolachan has kindly found the other iterations of this tune on the database; I rather think these could be merged under the present entry. There is some slight variation but it’s the same tune through and through.