Another completely awesome tune written by my great uncle, Michael Coleman.
Great Uncle!? Michael Coleman!!?? You realize, Josh, that you’ve opened yourself up for a barrage of questions and "we are not worthy" grandstanding by the rest of us mere mortals 😉
I remember that Brad said something about your lineage in another thread, but that’s really cool to trace your musical genes back to such a force in the tradition. So do you favor a Sligo style?
Great tune, by the way, and one of the more playable transcriptions I’ve seen of it.
Josh, Michael Coleman was known to play this tune, but he was not the author of it. It was first published in 1903 when Michael was 12, a long time before he was known. Outside of the "Providence Reel" I don’t know of any tunes that Michael Coleman did write.
Ok, Brad, this is the last time I’m ever going to listen to Barbara when she tells me about names…haha. Anyway, I think that Coleman also wrote Lucy Campbell too (again, thats just what I heard).
Yeppp…he’s my great uncle. And, to answer your question: yes, I do favor a Sligo style. I’m trying to model my playing after my cousin, John, who is an excellent Sligo flute player.
I thought this was The Humours of Drinagh. I know Gillian’s apples as a different tune, starting with a roll on upper G -BA GAG, etc.
Humours of Drinagh
For the benefit of Mandolman, and anyone foolish enough to listen to me, here’s a setting as it could be played on Mandolin, making use of open string drones and double stops:
|: FDF ABc | dfd ecA | ~F3 ABc | dAF [B,3G3] |
[A,3F3] ABc | d[df]d ecA | fAf gec |1 edc d2A :|2 edc [F2d2]e|
|: [df][df][df] [dg][dg][dg] | [da]Af [Bg]fe | fAf gBg | agf [B3g3] |
[A2a2]f [Bg]fe | [Af]ed ecA | fAf gec |1 [Ae]dc dAe :|2 [Ae]dc [d2D2]A :|
The Humours of Drinagh
There’s a reel version of this tune called, "The Banks Of The Illen" here:
Transcribed from a session tape.
Good tune, but it sounds quite similar to the Humors of Drinagh:
Don’t worry Dafydd. Posting a Gan Ainm like this is the best way to find a name for a tune and if you had posted a search under the ABC’s of the tune’s first bar, you would not have come up with the Humours of Drinagh. But if you had posted the second bar it probably would have worked. This is where computers sometimes don’t do the job as well as some humans - like SMW.
It’s now up to Jeremy to decide if it would be better to shift this tune setting to the comments section of the other tune.
I posted all the bars one at a time. Nothing.
"Gillan’s Apples" / "Gillian’s Apples" ~ what’s in a name, eh?
& the beat goes on, and on, and on ~
Key signature: Dmajor
Submitted on October 20th 2005 by dafydd.
"Gillian’s / Gillan’s Apples" ~ "Humours of Drinagh"
~ more than ‘similar’:
Key signature: D Major
Submitted on December 4th 2001 by Josh Kane.
Not the same series of notes here anyway:
Key signature: D Major & 4 parts
Submitted on July 29th 2003 by Will Harmon.
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on July 30th 2003 by Steve Jones.
Gilligan’s Apples - not this one
I don’t think the name Gilligan’s Apples should be attached to this tune, as I only met this name on a Shaskeen CD, and what they play is https://thesession.org/tunes/1854/details (Dow’s version).
Re: The Humours Of Drinagh
I have just listened to this tune played by Caitlin Warbelow on her new CD. Awesome. Tack 2 Tune 3.