Learn’t this tune by ear from a live recording from the belltable in Limerick. I great banjo player by the name of Brian Morrissey composed it and was playing that night. Hope you don’t mind me posting it.
So does Brian have a name for it, or should we call it Brian Morrissey’s?
Name of this tune
Brian Morrissey here…delighted to see my tune posted on the site. My thanks to banjaxbanjo…what’s your real name? The tune is actually called "Dunga & the Badger" and I recorded it with a group called GANAM on the 12th St. Patrick’s Day Celebration CD, on the Magnetic Music label a few years ago. The name of the tune refers to a button accordion player called Pat "Red" Sullivan from Cork, also known as the Badger, and his encounters with Dunga, a boxer dog that lived in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Dunga is no longer with us but he lives on in the tune!
Hi Brian - thanks for the tune title, and the story behind it. Now I’d like to know how Pat "Red" "Badger" earned his string of nicknames. 🙂
Set with ‘Dunga & the Badger’ in it…
Just a suggestion…I play the tune with a Donegal reel after it called the Miser’s Purse in A major. I learned it from the playing of Tommy Peoples. That’s the way we recorded it on the CD as mentioned above.
If you are a member of The Session, log in to add a comment.
If you aren’t a member of The Session yet, you can sign up now. Membership is free, and it only takes a moment to sign up.