An Gasur Mor
It seems I can’t get enough of Altan these days… a fantastic hornpipe from their ‘Blackwater’ album. What does the title translate to?
`The well hung boy`..
-without doubt a cousin of `badly drawn boy!`
aka the BIG boy.
Seamus Ennis had a 4-part version. I can’t remember what name he had for it (‘The 67% Bigger Boy’?).
An Gasur Mor
Brilliant tune. I requested this a long time ago, but luckily found the MD from the workshop where I learned it the first time. This version is quite consistent with the one I learned. Anyway, thanx for posting. Now all my friends can learn it as well!
Pardon my maths - That should have been 33%.
Francis O’Neill recalled this tune from his youth in Cork. He added a fourth part and printed it (in G) as "Dwyer’s" after the fiddler who was his source.
The tune is in the Joyce collection as "Prime’s."
The setting given here is as it was played by the Donegal fiddler Johnny Doherty.
Key signature: G Major
Submitted on October 27th 2005 by Ptarmigan.
The tune is also in one of the early 19th-century O’Farrell tunebooks as "The Waterford Hornpipe" in the same basic three-part setting as Joyce’s "Prime’s Hornpipe."
By Sean Tyrell, Kevin Glackin and Ronan Browne. A real kicker!
I would have said that "an gasur mór" meant "the big boy" …