T: Harry Bradley's
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|
Also known as The Waves Of Clew Bay.
There are 2 recordings of this tune.
Harry Bradley's has been added to 14 tunebooks.
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!
Why don’t you email him and ask him, Kenny. He still has a profile here.
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.
This appears in CRE V, tune 142 as…gan ainm!
However, Bill Black has given the name as ‘The Waves of Clew Bay’. I can’t find how he found that name, so I’ve e-mailed him.
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.
Which recordings would those be ?
Never mind, found them myself.
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.