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:
“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.
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).