From Harry Bradley’s 1st CD. Harry has a lot of wee variation as he plays this tune, but this, I think would be the basic version. He named it after his source for the tune, the fine fiddler, and once-upon-a-time banjo player, Dermie Diamond from Belfast.
This is originally a Highland!
Harry Bradley writes: "The second I heard from Belfast born fiddler Dermie Diamond who plays it as a highland."
The title of the original highland version of the tune is "McConnell’s Highland." It might be a variant of Scottish tune "Sandy Ower Da Lea."
Gavin Whelan’s version goes like this:
|:B2 B>A F>AA>B|d2 f>d e>dc>A|B2 B>A F>AA>f|1 a>f (3efe d2 c2:|2 a>f (3efe d2 d2||
f>aa>f g>ab>g|a>fd>f e>dB>d|f>aa>f g>ab>g|a>f (3efe d2 d2|
f>aa>f g>ab>g|a>Ad>f e>dc>A|B2 B>A F>AA>f|a>f (3efe d2 c2||
Sorry if I misremember one or two phrases. Actually, it’s not recorded with much swing.
I recently realised it’s related to the Fisherman’s Lilt (aka. The Kerryman’s Daughter), and the Siege of Ennis.
Kerryman’s Fling: https://thesession.org/tunes/5110
Not B minor but D Major…
Both parts resolving on the D ~ | a>fe>f d4 :|
Johnny Doherty’s Fling
One more Johnny Doherty’s !
This setting is the one learnt on our slow session in Paris (France), from the recording of Bua "Down the Green Fields". I decided, what I usually don’t, to add a lot of things like ties, ornaments, accents so as to mark the swing and specificity of that kind of tune. I hope these won’t overcharge the readability of the score.
Dermie Diamond’s, X:4
This is John Doherty’s setting from his Comhaltas album, which I mistakenly submitted as a separate tune, not having found it here. He plays it as a highland, and the second time through he does the whole thing an octave down. Some nice twists and turns thrown in, but I think this is the basic version.