Solas setting of “The Flowing Bowl”
Here’s what I hear them doing:
T:Flowing Bowl, The
ef|:gfed cA~A2|cAdA cA~A2|gfed cA~A2|1fage d2ef:|2 fage dABc||
df~f2 af~f2|dfaf gece|df~f2 af~f2|~g3e cABc|
df~f2 af~f2|dfaf gece|~f3d ~g3e|fage d2||
It’s a nice tune but I’ve always thought that the A&B sections don’t seem to flow that well together. Try it other way around B section first and see if you find it works better.
Always reminds me of "The Wild Irishman" as played in Donegal by the likes of the late Con Cassidy.
This is pretty much "The Wild Irishman" as done by Paddy O’Brien with Chulrua, except his flows better:
ef||gfed cAAB|cAeA cdef|gfed cAAe|fage d2ef|
gfed cAAB|cAeA cdef|gfed cAAe|fage d3A||
Aded aded|Aded cdec|Aded aded|fage dcBc|
Aded aded|Aded cdec|Aded efge|afge d2||
Here it is played by, Paddy, Seamus and Kevin Glackin, third tune at about 2,15 though they call it the Wild Irishman.
Fishing Bowl ???
Recorded by the Dublin band "Oisin" under the title "The Moibhin". I have a recording of them playing it live at the Ballisodare Folk Festival in 1978, when they included a certain Michael O’Brien on uilleann pipes and whistle, who could only have been about 17 at the time.
aye! thanks for the replies all.
fwiw, finally found it as yet another setting of wild irishman here:
Re: The Flowing Bowl
Here’s a take from the great Clare musician Nell Galvin.