Andy McGann’s No. ?
This fine tune I transcribed from the fine CD of Angelina Carberry and Martin Quinn, as I couldn’t find the ABCs on John Chamber’s index. It’s not the same tune at all as the one commonly known as Andy McGann’s - if anyone knows it with a different name, this would be a bonus for identification. Slainte, you’re an Andy McGann fan, any ideas?
Sorry, I’ve no idea. I just can say thanks for another great tune.
Got it by way of Paddy Ryan who called it the ‘Widow’s Daughter’
A great reel. I found this in Henrik’s collection as "McFadden’s reel", recorded on Ceol ar an bhFidil le Paddy Glackin. Fairly similar:
EBed ~B3c|dB~B2 dBAF|EBed ~B3e|fded dBAF|
EB~B2 dB~B2|EB~B2 BAFB|A2FB ABde|fded dBAg||
fa~a2 fdde|fdad BdAg|fa~a2 bfaf|egfe dBAg|
fa~a2 fdde|fdad BdAg|faaf ~a3f|egfe dBAF||
Thanks Lesl, indeed, that seems to be the same tune.
I looked up McFadden’s on JC’s index, and it appears in another more varied version with a Scottish, even Shetland address, but the notes say the Chieftain played it with a Josef Nunez(?) I think. Charming how a tune spreads out!
Rest in Peace, Andy.
Listen to Gerry O’Connor and Donal O’Connor playing this great tune together: http://www.irishfiddle.com/sound/donal_plus.mp3 Michael McGoldrick joins them for the second tune, The Noon Lasses.
A version from Teada:
Eeed ~B3c|d~B3 dBAF|Eeed BABc|dfec dBAF|
E~B3 d~B3|E~B3 BAFB|AFDF ABde|1 fgfe dBAF:|2 fgfe defg||
a2 ag fdde|faec dBAe|faaf bfaf|~g3f efge|
a^ga=g fdde|faec dBAe|faaf bfaf|1 gafg efge:|2 gafe dBAF||
Also on Tim Collins and Brian McNamara’s very recent duet album.
DBed ~B3A| D~B3 dBAF| DBed ~B3g| (3fgf ec dBAF|
D~B3 d~B3| D~B3 dBAF| AF (3FFF ABde| (3fgf ec dBA2|
| f~a3 fede| fdad BAAe| f~a3 b2ag| (3fgf ec dBA2|
f~a3 fede| fdad BAAe| f~a3 b2ag| (3fgf ec dBA2||
From a home recording of Martin Wynn & Lad O’Beirne also recorded by Brian Conway & Tony DeMarco. Most likely the setting that Andy McGann would have played.
Tune number 5 here has nothing to do with anything. Someone delete it!
"Tune number 5 here has nothing to do with anything. Someone delete it!"
It’s "Lad O’Bierne’s" https://thesession.org/tunes/406 - don’t know what it’s doing here.
JACKB does rarely comment on his settings, so none can tell…
Number 5, is the setting from Paddy Kennan’s CD "Na Keen Affair" (except played with C naturals, not sharps), it’s track #8 (listed as Andy McGann’s) and linked here. It needs to be re-linked to "Lad O’Bierne’s". Love this tune, thanks for helping me find the correct name.
Another title from Josephine Keegan…
..who calls this tune The Galway Races in her tune collection A Drop in the Ocean.
Re: Andy McGann’s "Old Dundeen"
Gerry O’Connor called it "Old Dundeen" when he played here at The Plough.
Re: Andy McGann’s
Is there a recording of Andy McGann playing this and if so what does he call it?
Re: Andy McGann’s
A version of Brian Conway and Tony DeMarco playing this tune can be found at: https://archive.comhaltas.ie/tracks/14045
This is probably as close as you are going to find to Andy McGann playing it. See setting X4 and b.maloney’s comment.
Andy McGann’s, X:6
Paddy O’Brien’s version from his first tune collection, reel number 46.
He writes: "…in March 1968 … I was introduced to Catherine Brennan Grant, who played with and
knew Michael Coleman for years before he died in 1945. She had her fiddle with her
and the first tune she played for us was `The Widow’s Daughter`. She remarked that
Coleman loved this reel and gave it to her when she was a young girl."
It’s not clear that Coleman and Brennan Grant played it in C as Paddy does, but it beautiful in this key.
(Maybe the key should be Amin, but the ending A seems sort of unresolved, so I think C is right.)
Paddy’s version is subtly different from all the other settings that are here so far.