I have added this tune as one of the tunes on the Dezi Donnelly album ‘Familiar Footsteps’, that has not yet been posted.
I have the 5th track (Gan Ainm) if anyone wants it sent directly to them as I don’t see much point in posting it as a Gan Ainm.
Post it anyway. A name might appear for it sooner or later.
I play this tune in G so it will sit nicely on my flute. Great tune!
Martin Hayes calls this The Swallow, and I’ve seen it elsewhere under that name.
On an "Outlet" label compilation as "Saint Andrew’s" reel, I think played by The Sean Ryan Trio. It’s also in Bulmer & Sharpley Vol. 3 under this name.
Aka Ballykey Courthouse?
Is this also known as the Ballyket Courthouse, usually played in G? Something like:
T: Ballyket Courthouse
d2 eB dBAG|EAAG (3ABA GB|d2 eB dBAG|EGGF GABc|
dgeB dBAG|EAAG (3ABA GB|d2 eB dBAG|EGGF G2 ef||
(3gag fg edBd|eaag agef|g2 ag edBd|egfa g2 ef|
(3gag fg edBd|eaag agef|g2 ag edBd|egfa gfeB||
Er, BallykeT, ‘scuse the typo in the comment header.
A tribute to Michael Coleman
This tune can also be found on Joe Burke’s and Andy McGann’s album: a Tribute to Michael Coleman. It’s great. It doesn’t appear in the details due to a typo when the album was submitted.
NYC fiddler Jackie Roche, student of James Morrison, recorded this in the late 50s on his Avoca LP Irish Violin as Rattigan’s. Probably the first recording of it.
This is the one called "Larry Redigan’s" on "Music at Matt Molloy’s" CD.
Four Men & a Dog
They play this as the last tune in the Mountain Road set. I always thought it quite similar to Tom Ward’s downfall. Lovely tune. Prefer it in F than G.
Yes, it’s nice in F. In our local session, this F tune is played as a different tune from the one in G, which I posted as a separate entry here: https://thesession.org/tunes/7678.
When Will posted this tune as a duplication in a different key he was mistaken indeed. I’ve always known B.C as Paddy Finlay’s and definitely different to this tune, The Swallow.
“Ballyket Courthouse” ~ other settings in F & G
Key signature: G Major & F Major
Submitted on September 4th 2007 by Dow.
“St. Andrews” - “Music from Ireland volume 3”
Dave Bulmer & Neil Sharpley, 1976
Page 11, tune #32: "St. Andrews" in F
See the previous link for the transcription…
“St. Andrews” ~ a rescued duplication
Key signature: F Major / G Major
Submitted on August 15th 2008 by nicholas.
T: Gan Ainm
|: c3 d cFAF | DGGA G2 AB | c2 AF CFAF | G2 FG AF F2 :|
|: Ac (3c^Bc dcAc | dgga gfde |(3fef fd c2 Ac | f3 g af f2 :|
This one ~ was played a lot in sessions in Durham (UK) back in the Seventies. I think it was in one of the Bulmer-Sharpley tunebooks, which were used a lot, as a "Gan Ainm" tune. At any rate, it was always played in F Major, so I’ve entered it here thus, just in case it’s one of those odd tunes like Julia Delaney that is conventionally always played in some less usual key.
However, here are abc’s in G Major:
T: Gan Ainm
K: G Major
|: d3 e dGBG | EAAB A2 Bc | d2 BG DGBG | A2 GA BG G2 :|
|: Bd (3d^cd edBd | eaab agef | (3gfg ge d2 Bd | g3 a bg g2 :|
# Posted on August 15th 2008 by nicholas
‘c’: ~ As the question has been posed by Dow/Mark regarding the two tunes, "Ballket Courthouse" and this one, "The Clogger’s Quilt", which I consider very close despite the different keys, I’m copying the F & G version of nicholas’s duplication here, where it bears a slightly closer relationship…
I was a bit slow anyway, as I prefer to usually place information in the earliest submission, which is this one…
Kathleen Collins, Larry Redican, etc.
The Kathleen in "Kathleen’s Fiddle" was fiddler Kathleen Collins. At the time that the tune appeared on the "Tribute to Michael Coleman" LP in 1965, she was married to Joe Burke so as Burke, Andy McGann and Felix Dolan had no real name for the tune, they named it for Kathleen. When the recording was reissued on Green Linnet as a CD, however, that name was annulled in favor of "The Clogger’s Quilt." Sean Ryan called it "The Swallow" on his LP with button accordionist Pat Lyons, "Back Home to the Cliffs of Moher" and that title was used by Martin Hayes when he recorded it. It is remembered in New York as a composition of Larry Redican, who definitely favored the key of F, but there is no documentary proof of that.
The Clogger’s Quilt, X:4
Patsy Hanley’s playing on ‘An Fheadóg Mhór’ accompanying CD.