We were taught this in a Hibernian Centre workshop the other day, usefully so, because I know the tune only from sessions. The version posted by Brad is virtually identical to that which we were taught.
I forgot to add that we followed this tune on from "Jenny’s Wedding".
I noticed, that this reel is payed in some significantly diferent ways. I’m looking for old copperplate like this on film:
Has anybody notes of this version and can post it here?
I’d like to cancel my previous post.
I was missleaded by the titles of the tunes New/Old Copperplate, and now i know that the tune posted here is The New Copperplate, and I was searching for "The Old.." which is called "The New C.." at thesession.org :)
One of the Copperplates
Listen to East Galway flute legend Eddie Moloney play this tune: http://www.lafferty.ca/files/flute-geezers/edmaloney3.mp3
From Rich Lafferty’s "flute geezers": http://www.lafferty.ca/music/irish/flute-geezers
From the playing of John Whelan on ‘Celtic Roots’-
T: The Old Copperplate
|:A2eA cAeA|aged cAFA|G2dG BGdG|gedc BAGB|
A2eA cAeA|aged cAGB|ABcd edeg|aged cAA2:|
|:ageg a2eg|aged cAAe|gfef g2ef|gfaf gedg|
ageg a2eg|aged cAGB|ABcd edeg|aged cAA2:|
Different metal, different vessel, same tune?
I’ve always know this as ‘The Pewter Teapot’ and find it runs nicely into ‘The Salamanca reel’ .
Re: The Old Copperplate
I realize I may be exposing my ignorance, but here goes. In the second measure of X:1 (aged cAFA), there is an F# which jangles in my ear. It seems to be crying out for an E instead. Yet it is the same in the first three versions of this tune (X:4 cleverly finesses the issue). Is this a feature of the Dorian mode that I need to train my ear to accept? Is the E just wrong?
A Mixolydian variant
In a 1990 TV performance Catherine McEvoy plays both the Old and the New as a set, and she plays mostly C#, not C natural, in both tunes. Thus, more Mixolydian than Dorian.
And it doesn’t clash on the ear. Sounds like it fits.
A course, that was a solo rendition. Wouldn’t work in a session