Dermot Grogan’s (hornpipe)
There’re some tunes associated with Dermot Grogan, including the jig named after his birthplace Kilmovee, Mayo, but this hornpipe is probably least known. I got it from Paul Smyth’s flute playing, and he informs us that the tune comes from the repertoire of the Kilmovee Ceili Band.
Paul Smyth recorded this tune with another lovely hornpipe: https://thesession.org/tunes/4101 I don’t know if this is a traditinoal tune or D. Grogan’s composition.
Hi, slainte - I came across your posting of this tune by accident the other day, and felt sure I’d heard it before. A bit of research found it on a tape recording by Tony "Sully" O’Sullivan, the Manchester banjo player, who you might know from your time living in England. It’s one of his lesser-known compositions, and is in one of his tune collections. The title he gave to it was "The Musical Tour Of Ireland". Would you like to change the title to that, and if you like , have "Dermot Grogan’s" as an alternative title ? - entirely up to you. Thanks.
Thanks Kenny. I’m now wondering how the tune was brought to Mayo.