Harry Bradley’s reel

Also known as The Waves Of Clew Bay.

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

Harry Bradley's has been added to 14 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: Harry Bradley's
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Dmaj
dcAF GFEF|GBAF G2 AB|=c2 Bd cA G2|Adde fded|
dcAF GFEF|GBAF G2 AB|=c2 ed cAGB|ABcA d3 A|
cdef g2 ge|a2 af gfed|cdef g2 fg|afge dcAB|
=cdef g2 ge|a2 af g2 ed|cdef g2 fg|afge defe|
# Added by Kenny .

Nine comments

Harry’s Gan Ainm

This is from a session recording of Harry in Miltown a few years ago. I didn’t want to post yet another "Gan Ainm", so it’s "Harry Bradley’s" until someone comes up with the proper name. Harry has a great ear for a good flute tune!

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Why don’t you email him and ask him, Kenny. He still has a profile here.

Harry Bradley’s

I’m pretty sure this tune is closely related with John Egan’s: https://thesession.org/tunes/909 The version Glauber posted a couple of years ago appears in Paul McGrattan and Paul O’Shaughnessy’s duet recording "Within a Mile of Dublin." I don’t know if this is a composition by John Egan or a traditional nameless tune associated with him.

Really nice tune, majorily digging the c natural/c sharp vibe.

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Re: Harry Bradley’s

At least 2 recordings I know of list this tune as "The Black-haired Lass", not to be confused with the more common reel in Ador/Amix by the same title.

Re: Harry Bradley’s

Which recordings would those be ?

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Re: Harry Bradley’s

Never mind, found them myself.

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Re: Harry Bradley’s

This is from Breathnach’s CRE5_142

142. Gan Ainm: Untitled. Another tune from the fiddler John Henry: see the note on number 71 above.

71. Gan Ainm: Untitled. The fiddler John Henry, from Doocastle, County Mayo, played this single jig.

John is Kevin Henry’s brother, the flute and pipe legend from Chicago. There are quite a few tunes in CRE5 attributed to John Henry.