John McKenna on flute / Michael Gaffney on banjo
Another old 78 - Decca 1934
a pair of ‘barndances’
This was also re-released with others of McKenna’s great playing, and hopefully still available:
John McKenna - His Original Recordings - John McKenna Traditional Society Cassette 1980
Fluters of Old Erin - Vive Voce 002 Cassettes
For more on the man and his music, including recordings:
- - - MORE on the lads in question - - -
McKenna overblows those Bs in the first part into the second octave…brilliant!
Write out the second tune, it’s a great one as well.
Although it has been duly noted that this is a set of 2 barn dances, there’s sheet music for only the first one. I’ll be pleased to send anyone who wants it the sheet music for the second barndance of the set.
Already on this site: https://thesession.org/tunes/3567
“The Ballroom Favourite” ~ #1 ~ jumping up an octave +
T: Ballroom Favourite, The
|: (3EFG |\
A2 f2 A>^GA>_B | B2 g2 B2 d>B | c2 (3Bcd e>d (3dcd | (3efe d>B A>G (3EFG |
A2 f2 A>^GA>_B | B2 g2 B4 | c>^Bc>d e2 c>d |[1 e>d (3cde d2 :|
[2 (3efe d>c d3 |]
|: f |\
a2 b>a f2 d2 | c>de>f g2 e>f | g2 g>e c>AA>c | d2 (3efg (3aba f>g |
(3aba b>a f>Ad>A | c>de>f (3gag (3def | g2 (3gfe c2 (3Bcd |[1 e2 d2 d3 :|
[2 (3efe d>c d2 |]
Also after McKenna/Gaffney. Incidentally the John McKenna Society is about to re-release all of JM’s sides; go to http:johnmckenna.ie for details.